It’s always hard when we realize we have reached an age where we need to pay more attention to our health. The same is true for your oral health. Did you know, your teeth are affected as you age? Well, it’s true! That is why our team here at North Shore Family Dentistry in Stoneham, Massachusetts is here to give you tips to aging for your smile.
Did you know that with care and dedication, your teeth can last an 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 smile too. If you neglect your smile with common oral hygiene needs, you can be putting your smile at risk.
Listed below are some tips to keeping your smile healthy and strong as you age:
-Brush for at least two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing will keep away the plaque and keep tartar from forming on the teeth.
-Floss each and every day. If you floss between your teeth and along your gum line, you can keep cavities at bay and your smile in tip-top shape.
-Avoid tobacco at all costs. Tobacco poses a dangerous threat to your oral health putting you at higher risk for oral cancer, as well as other health risks like lung cancer.
-If you wear dentures, be sure to wash them out each day. If you keep your dentures clean you can keep your gums healthy and strong.
-Visit your dentist regularly. If you visit your dentist at least every six months, you can keep your teeth in healthy condition and correct small problems before they become large problems.
If you follow these dental tips as you age, you can keep your oral health in positive condition for your lifetime. If you feel it’s time for a checkup, or have questions pertaining to your smile, please call us today at 781-662-1999 to set up an appointment with Dr. Carrie Guernsey. Our friendly dental team is proud to help you with any of your smiles needs.