If you’re aging, or have an aging loved one, you might be wondering how to care for their teeth. While it’s natural to assume that oral health will be affected by age, the reality is that there are many things you can do to keep your mouth healthy and strong no matter your age. This article will help give you an idea of what seniors need from their dentists and how they can keep their teeth in tip-top shape.
Dental care is important no matter what your age
Just as it’s important to eat a balanced diet and get enough exercise, it’s also essential for you to maintain good oral health. Your mouth is packed with bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
To help prevent these problems from occurring, seniors should brush their teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste (fluoride helps strengthen enamel) and floss once daily (flossing removes trapped food particles between teeth). Seniors should see their dentist at least once every six months for cleanings; this will help ensure that any potential dental problems are caught early on before they become more serious issues down the road!
If you are concerned about your oral health, or if you would like more information about how to take care of your teeth and gums, please contact us today by calling 3284 4281.