Do you ever think your teeth are in danger? Did you know, as we age, our teeth age with us becoming more vulnerable? Over time, if we neglect on our oral health care, we can cause serious damage to occur with cavities, tooth loss, and even gum disease leading to bone loss. That is why, our team here at Baxter Dental in Baxter, Minnesota, is happy to talk to you about your oral health as you age.
Eating healthy will also make your teeth will last longer. If you avoid products that can harm your teeth such as acidic foods and sugary products, your teeth can stay healthier. Your teeth may weaken as you age, so you should avoid foods that can easily crack or fracture your teeth. This includes hard candies and corn on the cob. Also, stop dangerous habits to your oral health such as smoking tobacco and using drugs.
The most important thing you can do for your smile is brush and floss your teeth every day. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice daily for about 2 minutes per session, and floss every day for at least 2 to 3 minutes per session making sure to clean between and around every tooth.
As you can see, if you keep up with your oral health, you can keep your smile fresh and healthy as you age. If you would like to learn more or have any questions pertaining to your oral care, please call us today at 218-829-4207 to set up an appointment. Our professional staff is always happy to take your call!