As we age, our smiles age with us, so we must do our part to protect them as long as we can. With the right amount of oral health care hygiene habits, you can keep your smile shining bright for the rest of your life. However, there are times when our teeth may give out due to an oral accident or injury and they need to be restored or replaced. Fortunately, it doesn’t mean the end of the line for your flawless smile, as there are plenty of services that dentistry can now provide to mimic or even improve your teeth.
No matter how old you are, always continue to brush your teeth at least twice daily. If you are unsure about what type of brush to use, ask our dentists. Typically, try to find a brush that fits easily in your mouth and has soft bristles that won’t damage your teeth. If your muscle strength has declined, use an electric toothbrush that will do the work for you.
If you have a set of partial or complete dentures, be sure to clean them well. You should always take them out at night and soak them in plain water or a denture cleanser. Never leave them sitting out overnight, as they can easily dry out and crack.
If you have any bad habits that are ruining your oral health, quit them now. There is no better time than right now to remove those things from your life that remain detrimental to your health. This includes smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking heavy alcohol, eating foods that can easily crack or chip your teeth, and playing contact sports without headgear. Your oral and physical health needs to protected, and it’s up to you to do it.
Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Creative Smiles Dental Care for a bi-annual professional cleaning, and if necessary, book an appointment with Dr. Malaviya and Dr. Sadhara for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Brockton, Massachusetts, by calling us at 508-588-1400. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!