Do you know of the connection between old age and oral health? The constant wear and tear on your mouth from chewing and eating food can cause your teeth and the joints in your jaw to deteriorate. However, that doesn’t mean you will automatically lose your teeth when you are older, as daily habits such as brushing and flossing can keep your teeth strong enough to last a lifetime.
You don’t have to let your teeth falter with age with the help of the following oral health tips:
– Avoid foods that are hard to bite into, as your teeth are more prone to cracking and chipping as you age.
– Your teeth will age over time, making bad habits such as smoking or using drugs much more harmful to your teeth and gums.
– Remember to floss your teeth once every single day with a shred-resistant floss. If flossing manually is too trying a task, try switching to an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser.
– Remember to brush your teeth twice every single day with a brush that has soft bristles. If brushing manually is too trying a task, try switching to an alternative dental tool such as an electric toothbrush.
– With your dentures, either partial or complete sets, always make sure to remove and clean them every single day, either with a denture solution or plain water.
– Your nerve endings in your teeth get smaller over time, making it more difficult to spot cavities or tooth decay. For additional service, always visit your dentist for your bi-annual professional cleanings and any oral checkups you may require.
If you would like to schedule a professional cleaning at Vallderuten Dental Associates or if you would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Alma Vallderuten and our team in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, please give us a call at 954-491-5748. We look forward to helping you maintain your healthy, confident smile!