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Ways of Protecting Teeth as we Age

Posted on 4/25/2018 by Kirchner Dental
Losing Your Teeth Kirchner Dental IN 47130-8013Let's face it, we all want to keep our teeth well into our old age. To do this, we must take extra care of our oral hygiene, just like we would any other part of our health.

However, with the advances that we now have in the medical field this is possible and we no longer need to look forward to wearing dentures in the future. Instead, we can have our own teeth when we're in our 70s and 80s.

How to Avoid Losing Your Teeth in old Age

Brushing and flossing your teeth is important. It removes the buildup of food particles which are otherwise known to quickly cause plaque buildup and cavities.

You should do this twice daily - once in the morning, then again at night. Some people brush after every meal, especially when eating sugar.

This is obviously a food you should avoid though, since it has absolutely no health benefits. Unfortunately, it's become a staple in our diet today though.

While you're taking care of your teeth, make sure you also take care of your overall health. Obviously, smoking is bad for you, but it's also bad for your teeth.

This is also true for things like hypertension and Diabetes Type II. Getting a physical on a regular basis is just as important as coming into our office on a regular basis. Even if you aren't experiencing any pain and feel that your teeth are doing fine, you still need to see us for a thorough cleaning and checkup.

This gives us the opportunity to look at your teeth's health and take X-rays so we can closely monitor your teeth's internal structure. We can then catch any cavities early on, so you really can keep your teeth long into old age. So, make sure you schedule an appointment with our office today.

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