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Oral Health Recap: Aging and Dental Health

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You can have problems with your dental health no matter your age. Even though children tend to be extremely susceptible to dental damage, an often-overlooked group of society that can also suffer dental damage at a greater rate is older adults. Taking care of your teeth at an advanced age is not as hard as you think, and it is possible to keep your teeth strong even as you get older. However, additional oral health care will be required.

Oftentimes, individuals think the cause of their oral health problems is poor oral hygiene. However, your smile can also suffer from oral accidents and injuries throughout your daily life. Furthermore, aging can increase your risk of suffering dental damage. Eliminate any bad habits in your life that you may have and seek out new ways to improve your smile.

Look for new ways to enhance your oral hygiene by adding easier to operate instruments into your cleaning repertoire. Consider switching out traditional brushes and dental floss for highly effective electric toothbrushes and water flossers. It is also important to establish a better diet by eliminating unhealthy foods and products that can cause dental erosion; and add enamel-building minerals to your diet including those foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus. Foods that are high in calcium and phosphorus include meats, cheeses, nuts, and milk. Also, try to avoid unhealthy substances such as products that are laden with sugars or carbs.

For more information concerning issues associated with an aging smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Kratzenberg and the rest of our team, please contact us at our dentist office in Irwin, Pennsylvania, by calling 724-978-0136. Allegheny Dental Group wants you to come in and become a success story with a healthier set of teeth and gums.