According to the Academy of General Dentistry, 63% of baby boomers (people aged 48-67) with a key oral symptom are unaware of that symptom’s link to a more serious health condition. It is important to report all oral changes, signs, and symptoms to your dentist as soon as possible in order to receive the dental treatment you need to avoid unnecessary health risks. Failure to recognize the importance of oral health can negatively impact your overall health, no matter what age you are.