How to head off dental problems linked to heart issues, dry mouth

How to head off dental problems linked to heart issues, dry mouth

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. “Older teeth are more brittle, which makes them more prone to fracture and wear and tear,” says Olivia Sheridan, a professor of clinical preventive and restorative sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Illnesses that are more common with age, like Type 2 diabetes, may also play a role. While dental problems can certainly cause pain, they can have other negative effects as well. Loose …