The Truth About Aging and Your Teeth

The Truth About Aging and Your Teeth

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As we age, it becomes more important to keep our bodies healthy and strong. The same is true for our oral health. Did you know there is a link to your oral health that connects to your overall health? If you keep your oral health in great shape, you can bypass many oral threats on your smile. That is why our team in Exton, Pennsylvania, is happy to talk to you about the truth on aging and your teeth.

Did you know that with good care, your teeth can last an entire lifetime? As long as you keep your oral health in positive shape, you can keep your smile healthy for years to come. As we age, our body changes, which includes our smile. If you neglect your smile with common oral hygiene habits, you can be putting your smile in a poor health risk.

Here are some basic tips to keep your smile healthy and strong as you age:

-Visit your dentist regularly. If you visit your dentist every six months, you can keep your teeth and gums in healthy condition and correct small problems before they become large problems.
-If you wear dentures, be sure to wash them every day. If you keep your dentures clean you can keep your gums healthy and strong.
-Brush for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing will fight 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 away and your smile in tip-top shape.
-Always avoid tobacco at all costs. Tobacco poses a serious threat to your oral health putting you at higher risk for oral cancer, as well as other health risks like lung cancer.

If you follow these tips as you age, you can keep your smile in great condition for your lifetime. If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or have questions pertaining to your oral care, please call us today at 610-363-6181 to set up an appointment with Dr. Eric Goldberg. Our dental team is happy to help you with any of your smiles needs.