Posted .

Do you try to make sure your oral health care is improving over time? The constant movements in your mouth from chewing and eating food can wear down your teeth and the joints in your jaw. However, that doesn’t mean your teeth will drop out when you are older, as daily habits such as brushing and flossing can keep your teeth strong enough to last a lifetime.

Don’t stop caring for your oral health as you age. Keep in mind the following oral health suggestions:

– Remember to brush your teeth twice daily with a brushing tool that has soft bristles. If brushing manually is difficult, try switching to a substitute dental tool such as an electric toothbrush.

– Avoid foods that are hard to bite into, as your teeth are more susceptible to cracking and chipping as you get older.

– With either partial or complete sets of dentures, always make sure to care for them daily, including soaking them overnight in a denture solution or plain water.

– Remember to floss your teeth once daily with a flossing tool that is shred-resistant. If flossing manually is difficult, try switching to a substitute interdental tool such as a water flosser.

– Your nerve endings in your teeth diminish over time, making it harder to spot cavities or tooth decay. For additional treatments, always visit your dentist for your bi-annual professional cleanings and any oral checkups you may require.

– Your teeth may weaken over time, making bad habits such as smoking or using drugs much more hazardous to your teeth and gums.

To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at All Care Dentistry, simply schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Murray, Utah, with Dr. David Powell and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 801-266-1414. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!