Does aging affect your teeth? The answer to this question is yes, it does! As we age, we can become more vulnerable to tooth decay and other oral health problems. That is why our team here at Logan Family Dental in Logan, Ohio, is happy to talk to you about how aging affects your teeth.
Did you know with proper steps in your care, your teeth can last your entire lifetime? As long as you keep your oral health in excellent shape, you can keep your smile healthy for years to come. As we age, our body changes, which includes our oral health too. If you neglect your smile, you can be putting your smile at risk.
Here are some easy tips to keep your smile healthy and strong as you age:
-Visit your dentist regularly every six months. If you visit your dentist every six months, you can keep your teeth in great condition and correct small problems before they become large problems.
-If you wear dentures, wash them each day. If you keep your dentures clean you can keep your gums healthy and clean.
-Brush for two mins a day, twice a day. Brushing will work to keep away the plaque and keep tartar from forming on the teeth.
-Floss each day. If you floss between your teeth and along your gum line, you can keep cavities at bay and your smile in special and beautiful shape.
-Avoid tobacco at all costs. Tobacco poses a serious threat to your smile putting you at higher risk for oral cancer, as well as other health risks like lung cancer.
If you follow this advice as you age, you can keep your oral health in healthy condition for years to come. If you feel it’s time for another checkup, or have questions pertaining to your oral care, please call us today at 740-380-1333 to set up an appointment with Dr. Barrie Suzanne Zweier. Our dental team is thrilled to help you with any of your smiles needs.