Oral Health Viewpoint: Aging and Dental Health

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In order to help with any issues that you have with an aging smile, it is important to take into consideration that your teeth will become weaker and more brittle as you age. However, this can be reversed or minimized if you take the necessary steps to strengthen your tooth enamel and keep your smile clean through effective oral hygiene routines.

The first step to correcting your aging smile is to assess any issues you have with your oral hygiene. Make sure that any products you are using to clean your mouth are safe and effective for use. Be sure to brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Furthermore, use dental floss that will not shred, or use an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. For additional help, consider using alternative cleaning utensils such as mouthwash and chewing gum.

Oftentimes while you age, you will need help with your oral health care. Thus, always make sure you take the time to visit your dentist for routine checkups. Your dentist can provide you with professional cleanings every 6 months. Also, be sure to adjust and repair all lifestyle choices you make including your diet and any unhealthy habits you may be involved with.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Sherif Gabr at our dentist office in Bristol, Connecticut to ensure your smile receives the care it needs, please call us at 860-582-4485. Our team at Modern Dentistry of New England is ready to reinvigorate your smile!