The Finer Details of Aging and Dental Health

Posted Aug 19 2017

As we age, our dental health begins to decline naturally. The reason is because our smile ages with the rest of our body. However, as long as you maintain excellent oral health habits, your smile can continue to shine. Although your teeth will begin to wear down naturally from the stresses that chewing and eating have on your smile, it is possible to strengthen them naturally to ensure they last as long as you do.

The first and most vital step is to always brush and floss. Brushing at least twice daily and flossing once per day is an essential step in your oral health care routine and one that should never be avoided. Other helpful things to consider include avoiding bad habits like smoking and using drugs, as well as exercising caution when biting into hard foods that could chip or crack your pearly whites.

To confirm your oral health care is working at its best, don’t forget to schedule regular checkups with your dentist, as well as semi-annual professional cleanings. Your dentist will make sure to diagnose and repair any issues you have with your smile, and make recommendations should you require extra assistance for your oral health.

Our team focuses on a variety of dentistry treatments for aging individuals to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Michele S Tratos, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Las Vegas, Nevada. We can be reached at 702-369-8730. We look forward to hearing from you soon!