The demographic that is rising for all healthcare providers is the geriatric population. This includes dental care. Providing dental care services to seniors has changed as well. For example, the amount of people with natural teeth in their elder years is growing. Many things have to be considered when providing care, such as comorbidities, medication, mental state and physical state. You may have communication barriers while providing care for people who have hearing problems, or have cognitive impairments. Oral health in any demographic is important, considering oral health is imperative to other factors of your health, such as eating. For this and many other reasons oral health is continuously encouraged as one ages. Speak to your dentist, doctor or dental hygienist about keeping up with your oral health and services that are provided.