Did you know that your smile can change as you age? If that takes you by surprise, then you are not alone. Aging is something that feels far away, yet it is actually happening each and every day. That is why many people may not realize their smile is changing. Here at Pro Dental Dallas in Dallas, Texas, our team of professionals is thrilled for the chance to talk to you about the effects aging has on your smile, so your smile can stay in positive health as your body changes.
With proper oral health care, your teeth can last throughout your entire life. As we age, it is very natural for your body to go through many changes, which includes your mouth as well. If you neglect your oral health, then you are setting yourself up for painful and costly situations in your future. Keeping up with your daily oral health care can save your smile and keep you healthy despite the changes that will happen as you age.
Here are some simple reminders and tips to keeping your smile healthy and strong no matter how much you age or what you go through. The first tip is to remember to brush your teeth. If you use a toothbrush with a dab of toothpaste, you can brush away the sticky plaque and prevent tartar from forming on your teeth. This will also help prevent staining and discoloring.
Secondly, flossing can be thought of as your teeth’s best friend. Flossing gets deep between your gums and teeth, saving them from food particles, plaque, and bacteria that can settle in those hard-to-reach places. If you wear dentures, don’t forget to wash them regularly, at least every day. They connect to your gums, so if your dentures are not clean, you could be harming your oral health.
Tobacco should always be avoided because it is a common trigger for oral cancer as well as other cancers that can occur inside your body. Lastly, don’t forget to keep your regular six-month checkups with your dentist, Dr. Roe. This will help you as you age to keep your oral health in great condition.
To find out more about your smile as you age please check out our page here. If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 972-931-1777 or click here to make an appointment online. Our team is always happy and ready to keep your smile in positive oral health through the years.