Tips for Aging and Oral Health
Updated: Jan 4, 2022
As we age, our risks for a number or oral problems increase - this is why keeping up good oral care becomes increasingly important as we get older. If you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime, they must be cared for properly and regular dentist appointments need to be made.
Here is the oral health routine that is essential for a thriving smile:Brush at least twice a day, Floss at least once a day Use a soft bristle toothbrush to remove plaque from your teeth and gums. This helps to prevent periodontal disease.
Use Fluoride Drink tap water and use fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth against decay.
Quit Unhealthy Habits Quit smoking and avoid excessive alcohol use. Aside from these habits causing other health risks, the combined use of alcohol and tobacco use is the main risk factor in oral and throat cancers.
Visit your dentist biannually Visit your dentist regularly for routine check-ups. Aside from ensuring basic oral care, they help with detection of a range of threatening issues: Gum disease, oral or throat cancer, and diabetes to name a few. Make your next appointment with us! Dr. Bruce Nelson and Staff