Aging and dental health are not often talked about with one another because we often don’t think of our teeth aging. However, teeth do age, although very slowly and at a much less noticeable rate. Furthermore, various lifestyle choices and activities can slowly wear down your teeth faster and increase your rate for numerous oral ailments including tooth decay. By practicing effective lifestyle choices and cleaning your teeth and gums, you can ensure your teeth will remain healthy for the rest of your life.
Barring oral accidents and injuries, it is possible to reduce and eliminate the chance of dental failure through lifestyle choices. Apart from keeping your mouth clean, it is also essential to make sure you’re eating right and avoiding bad habits that can severely restrict your smile. This includes avoiding bad habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs, or chewing tobacco.
Always make sure you’re practicing effective cleaning habits on a daily basis to ensure your mouth remains as healthy as possible. This includes brushing and flossing daily with effective cleaning utensils. You should focus on brushing your teeth at least twice daily and try to floss at least once daily. Always make sure your toothbrush has soft bristles and can easily fit into your mouth. In addition, use dental floss that is shred-resistant or use an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser. By practicing effective oral health care and damage prevention avoidance, your smile can last as long as you do.
If you would like a treatment for an aging smile from Yakima Smiles at our dentist office in Yakima, Washington, please connect with us at (509) 941-2957. Dr. Pete Nathe and our entire team will ensure you get the beautiful smile you desire.