Have you ever thought about your oral health outlook when you are older? Often, people automatically assume they will be fitted with dentures when they are older, but did you know it is possible to keep your teeth strong for the rest of your life? Although it does require a little bit of work and routine care, you can ensure your smile will last as long as you do.
The first thing you need to do to keep your smile healthy is to find ways to eliminate all bad habits from your life. This includes any unhealthy eating habits you have, including the consumption of extremely sugary foods or drinks as well as those substances that are highly acidic. Furthermore, you should eliminate all smoking and chewing habits from your life as well as the use of any drugs or consumption of alcohol. Once your lifestyle is cleaned up, your mouth will have a much better chance of staying strong and avoiding oral ailments such as tooth loss, oral cancer, and gum disease.
Keeping your teeth strong includes brushing and flossing daily. It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once per day. Exercise caution when brushing, as your teeth are highly sensitive after eating, so try to avoid brushing at this time. Another key tip to avoid abrasion is to use brushes with soft bristles. If you struggle with traditional cleaning tools such as regular toothbrushes and dental floss, consider alternative cleaning utensils such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers.
If you suffer from poor oral health due to aging, speak with Lake City Family Dental Center, PA at 386.752.1342 to see which oral health care treatments we offer are right for you. If you are in need of a dentist in Lake City, Florida, you can schedule an oral examination with Dr. Reeve Abraben and our team at our dentist office.