Age-related oral changes

Gerald Mckenna, Francis M Burke

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Age-related oral changes are seen in the oral hard and soft tissues as well as in bone, the temporomandibular joints and the oral mucosa. As older patients retain their natural teeth for longer, the clinical picture consists of normal physiological age changes in combination with pathological and iatrogenic effects.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE: With an ageing population retaining more of its natural teeth for longer, dental professionals should expect to observe oral age changes more frequently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-23
Number of pages5
JournalDental Update
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Bite Force
  • Humans
  • Mouth
  • Periodontal Atrophy
  • Taste Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Xerostomia


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