Are you aware of the risks associated with neglecting your oral health as you age? Your age plays a significant role in the health of your teeth and gums as your teeth are more likely to suffer from damage as you get older. However, the risks can be negated through proper oral health care and lifestyle choices.
Always make sure you’re exercising caution with your day to day hygiene routines. By using cleaning tools safely and effectively, you can minimize risks associated with dental damage. Eliminate debris and bacteria by brushing and flossing daily. Furthermore, it can be beneficial to your smile to use non-abrasive cleaning tools after eating, including mouthwash and sugarless chewing gum. For additional help with your oral health care, visit our dentist for professional cleanings every six months.
Also, be aware of risks to your teeth and gums by bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco as well as harmful substances in your diet including sugars and acids. In addition, various hard foods can chip and crack your teeth when you bite into them. To keep your smile safe, be aware of all hazards that can damage your smile as you age.
For more information concerning aging and dental health, you can speak with Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. and our team at by calling us at 952.881.0504. You can schedule an appointment at the office of Amber Leaf Family Dental in Bloomington, Minnesota.