25 Secret things every woman over 50 should know about her health

You may have receding gums

According to the NLM, receding gums are somewhat common in older adults. You might think this is purely a cosmetic concern, but receding gums can actually cause some health problems.

The extra exposed tooth can make it easier for bacteria to accumulate. Your risk of tooth decay increases if you don’t brush and floss often enough, if you smoke cigarettes or if you have dry mouth.