As we get older, many seniors begin to experience oral health issues which can result in the loss of teeth. Luckily, this doesn’t have to happen to everyone. There are things you can do to keep your smile in fantastic oral health despite your age.
If you keep up with your oral hygiene, you can prevent oral health disasters from invading your smile. Oral hygiene is extremely important, which is why it’s always best to brush your teeth for two minutes a day, twice a day, and floss your teeth at least once a day. When you brush, try using a soft-bristled toothbrush so you can keep your gums healthy.
Eating healthy foods through a well-balanced diet will improve your oral health and your complete, overall body. Healthy foods strengthen your teeth so it’s vital to keep a healthy diet through the use of fruits and vegetables.
Smoking is a dangerous health risk in many ways especially when it comes to your teeth. If you choose to smoke, you are inviting higher risks of lung cancer and oral cancer. Gum disease also thrives through the use of tobacco, which is another reason it’s best to remove this deadly habit from your life.
The most important thing you can do to care for your teeth at any age, especially as a senior, is to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental exam. These appointments are vital because a professional will be observing your oral health and keep a look out for any major dental issues. To find out more about your oral health as you age, check out our senior dental care information here.
Our dentist, Dr. Jason Roe, takes pride in his work and loves to help others with positive oral health so they can keep smiling. To make an appointment, please call 972-931-1777 or click here to locate our office. Our team looks forward to helping your smile through the years.