Smile Renovations: Aging and Dental Health

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To always make sure your smile can continue to thrive throughout your lifetime, it is important to make sure you take all the necessary steps to eliminate risks associated with deteriorating teeth and gums. Even though your teeth and gums may weaken as you age, there are several risk factors involved in your life that can increase the rate at which it can occur.

If you remove plaque buildup and other debris from your mouth, you can be at an increased risk for several oral health hazards. To reverse the effects of aging on your teeth and gums, you will need to practice effective oral hygiene routines including brushing and flossing every day. Always use nonabrasive products including brushes with soft bristles and non-abrasive toothpaste.

Bad habits are one of the biggest risks to an individual’s oral health because of the sheer number of ways that an individual’s teeth can be damaged. If you smoke or chew tobacco, use drugs, or eat unhealthy snacks and sweets, your teeth can suffer dental damage at a far greater rate. Eliminate these bad habits to help ensure your smile can thrive for as long as you do.

As you age, the foods that you consume will have a greater effect on your oral health. Thus, it is important to eliminate these risks by focusing on eating enamel-building foods that contain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are often found in cheeses, nuts and milk, as well as various types of meats such as chicken.

Are you suffering from poor oral hygiene? John H Koot DMD LTD wants to help you with your aging smile. To schedule an appointment at our office in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call us at 702-736-6381. Dr. John H. Koot and our team can ensure the perfect smile of your dreams is only a visit away!