As you age, your teeth will begin to age with you as well. This can make them more brittle or weak as you age and can make them more susceptible to dental damage. However, there are newer treatments and procedures that can be used and implemented to ensure your teeth remain healthy for the rest of your life. For more information about aging and dental health, see below:
– Avoid bad habits that can slowly damage your smile. This includes smoking and chewing tobacco as well as drinking heavy alcohol. These products are known to put you at a higher risk for gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and cancer.
– If you are wearing dentures, make sure they are cleaned and removed properly as with your other natural teeth.
– Always look for ways to improve your oral hygiene and make sure you continue to brush twice daily and floss once daily as well. If you’re struggling using traditional tools, try to switch to electric toothbrushes and water flossers.
– Make sure any products you are using to clean out your mouth are soft and non-abrasive.
– Exercise caution with your diet and avoid hard snacks or overly acidic substances as they can easily cause dental damage.
– If you are ever suffering from dry mouth, which is a condition in which your body is not producing enough saliva, visit your dentist for treatments. Make it a routine to visit your dentist as necessary for any oral health check-ups or cleanings you may need.
If you are in need of aging dental health procedures from our team at Armstrong Dental at our dentist office in Blackfoot, Idaho, please contact us at 208-785-3310 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damon T. Armstrong.