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Why do I have to go to the dentist if I have no teeth?

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It’s a good idea to visit the dentist at least once a year for a full oral exam. As you age, you might have issues but not know it.

Your doctor can look for signs of oral cancer and other medical problems of the mouth, head, and neck. You also need to have dentures checked for fit, and routinely cleaned.

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Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

SOURCES:

Consumer Guide to Dentistry: ''Senior Dental Care.''

American Academy of Periodontology.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Reviewed by Evan Frisbee on August 23, 2020

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