The Basics of Aging and Dental Health

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Are you aware of the relationship between aging and dental health? Just as you age, so too will your teeth and gums. We want to think of our teeth as being indestructible and that they will not weaken over time. However, this could not be farther from the truth. Teeth will become more brittle if they are not properly cared for. Fortunately, several techniques and treatments can be used to keep your teeth strong for the rest of your life.

The first step to caring for your smile as you age includes always making sure that you are brushing and flossing on a daily basis, which includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. However, these treatments will not be effective if the tools you’re using are not up to the task. Always use brushes that have soft bristles, nonabrasive toothpaste, and dental floss that will not easily tear or shred.

Improvements in your oral health can depend on improvements in your diet. To improve your diet, focus on eating healthy and nutritious meals. Limit or avoid snacking and avoid substances that can be converted into acids inside your mouth, which includes sugars and carbs. Furthermore, make sure you are getting enough of the minerals calcium and phosphorus, which studies have shown can help strengthen your tooth enamel.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about your aging smile and how to treat it? With effective oral health care routines for aging smiles from our office, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you want to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Spring Hill, Florida, Dr. Paul J Rubenstein and our team can be reached by calling 352-200-2327. The perfect smile of your dreams is only a visit away!