Did you know aging can affect your entire oral health? Well, it’s true! As we age, our body changes and it’s important to keep up with those changes in order to stay in the best oral health possible. That is why, our team here at Center For Dental Rehabilitation in Phoenix, Arizona, is happy to talk to you about how aging affects your oral health.
As most people know, the most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth every day. The American Dental Association has strongly recommended that you brush your teeth twice daily for about 2 minutes. It is also recommended to floss every day for at least 2 to 3 minutes making sure to clean between and around every tooth and along the gumline.
Eating healthy will also ensure your teeth will last longer and stay healthier. Avoid products that can damage your teeth such as acidic foods and sugary products. Your teeth may weaken as you age, so you should avoid foods that can easily crack or fracture your teeth. This includes hard candies. Also, stop dangerous habits to your oral health such as smoking tobacco and using drugs. These can not only damage your teeth and gums but can damage other parts of your body and could lead to cancer.
If you still have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 602.485.0505 to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Maureen Toal. Our friendly and professional staff is always happy to take your call and give any help in regard to your smile.