When we think of developing good oral hygiene habits, we usually think of teaching them to children. And it is true, that the best time of life to create good habits like these is when you are very young. Dental health, however, is important throughout life, and may be even more significant for older adults.
Teeth are in greater jeopardy as people age. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for 2014 show that rates of tooth loss are multiplied by 10 from age 44 to 75 and over. Other dental conditions also become more likely and more dangerous as the years stack up.