Keeping your teeth clean doesn’t just help you look good and freshen your breath. It can help you avoid a host of potential health problems. Seniors may be more likely to face dental health issues than younger people. But getting Medicare coverage for routine dental care may require some shopping around.
Here are some facts about seniors and oral health: the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that 93% of seniors (those 65 and older) have dental decay, and this decay is untreated in 18% of seniors.