Protecting Your Teeth As You Age
How to Care for Your Teeth As You Age
Everyone wants healthy teeth that last a lifetime. When it comes to dental health, age is one of the most important factors to consider. As you age, your oral care needs change; you need to be more proactive about protecting your teeth from decay and disease. At College Hills Dental Group in Easton, PA, we believe that everyone deserves a smile they love and are proud of—no matter their age! Here’s how to keep your teeth healthy as you grow older.
Regular Check-ups Are Essential
As you get older, it becomes even more important to maintain regular visits with your Easton PA dentist. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least once every six months for professional cleanings and exams. During these appointments, our team will check for any signs of gum disease or other issues that may require treatment or closer monitoring in the future. We also look for any warning signs of oral cancer or other potentially serious conditions. Regular check-ups help ensure that our team can spot any problems early on before they become too serious and costly down the road.
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Good oral hygiene habits should be part of everyone’s daily routine—no matter their age! Brushing and flossing regularly helps remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth which helps prevent cavities and gum disease. We encourage our patients to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Additionally, we recommend using an antiseptic mouthwash after brushing to reduce bacteria in the mouth that can cause bad breath or infection. If you have difficulty brushing due to arthritis or another condition, try using an electric toothbrush which can make it easier to reach all areas of the mouth effectively without straining your wrists or hands.
Create Healthy Eating Habits
What you eat affects your overall health—including your dental health! Eating sugary foods or snacks high in carbohydrates creates an environment where bacteria thrive; this increases the risk for cavities and other oral issues like gum disease or infection. To keep your teeth strong and healthy, create a diet plan filled with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with lean proteins (like fish) which are rich in calcium and phosphorus which helps protect tooth enamel from acid erosion caused by bacteria found in plaque buildup.
Contact Us Today!
Caring for your teeth as you get older doesn’t have to be complicated; it just requires dedication! With regular check-ups at College Hills Dental Group combined with good oral hygiene habits at home (like brushing twice daily), eating a balanced diet full of vitamins essential for tooth enamel strength, avoiding sugary snacks whenever possible, drinking plenty of water throughout the day (which helps wash away food particles), and utilizing products like electric toothbrushes if needed can help ensure that your smile stays strong as you age! Our team is here to help give advice on how best to care for your dental health so don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions about how best to protect your teeth now—and later on down the road!