Baby Boomers: Your Teeth Are Better Than Previous Generations’
If you’re one of the thousands of Delaware County baby boomers, born between the years of 1946 and 1964, chances are your chompers could be in comparatively good shape compared to those of older generations. American baby boomers grew up in a country where water fluoridation quickly became common for a large portion of the population. As we’ve mentioned before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers fluoridation of water one of the public health’s greatest accomplishments of the 20th century.
Many baby boomers were raised in households educated about preventative dentistry, a clear advantage over other older seniors from the “good old days” who did not benefit from the same advances in dental care. In fact, reports show that 20% of U.S. men were reportedly turned down by the army in the 1930’s due to bad teeth!
Despite all the positives, with age comes new challenges in oral health and new aesthetic concerns. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease (soreness, bleeding), would like to replace old fillings, wish to brighten up a dull set of teeth or even dramatically improve your smile with a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, Williamsburg Dental can help!