If you are one who thinks tooth loss is inevitable with age, we’re happy to tell you that is not the case. Tooth loss only occurs when you do not take proper care of your smile, and we are here to tell you exactly how to prevent this dental issue. If you do the following things, you will have a strong and healthy smile for a lifetime:
• Keep up on oral hygiene: Oral hygiene is extremely important, so please do your best to brush your teeth twice a day and floss your smile once a day. You can also rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. As you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush so you can clean your smile and take care of your gums.
• Use fluoride: Fluoride is a much-needed mineral that many people don’t get enough of. Fluoride strengthens and nourishes the teeth, giving your pearly whites the ability to survive. So, to make sure you have the fluoride you need, take advantage of our professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office and use fluoride products at home, like fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash.
• Quit smoking: Smoking can easily destroy your smile and your entire health if you let it. It can cause many different types of cancers and it can also create gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. So, please do your best to quit the habit so you can save your smile.
• Visit my dental office: It is strongly recommended that you come and see me every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. These appointments make it possible to completely avoid gum disease and tooth decay. So, make sure you keep up with your dental checkups.
Your mouth changes as you age, which is why it is even more important to take care of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone as you get older. Having a healthy mouth makes a huge difference, and we are excited to see you achieve your smile goals. If you have any questions, or if you would like to know more, please call our office by dialing 571-261-2600 and schedule an appointment with me. We look forward to helping you!