Did you know your teeth can naturally weaken and deteriorate over time? Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help strengthen your tooth enamel. Everything from the lifestyle choices you take and the cleaning habits you keep can influence your oral health outlook as you age.
Building a better smile often includes improving your oral health care habits. Remember your oral hygiene. Always make sure you are using the safest and most effective products you can. This includes high-quality toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss. Always think about toothbrushes that have soft bristles so they will be gentle on your teeth, toothpaste that is not abrasive to your tooth enamel, and dental floss that will not shred easily.
As you begin to age, your muscles may start to break down. Thus, it is a good idea to seek out more comfortable-to-operate tools for your oral health care that will continually clean your mouth as needed. This may include exchanging your toothbrush for an electric toothbrush and swapping out your threaded dental floss for water flossers. Water flossers do not use thread to clean between teeth, but rather a steady beam of water, thus making it gentle and easy to use.
Your dietary choices play a crucial role in your oral health. The foods and drinks you consume can play a pivotal role in the health of your teeth and gums. Thus, your diet is essential to always make sure you’re eating healthy and avoiding sugary products. Not only should you avoid sugar or other similar products that can cause dental erosion or tooth decay, but you should focus on products that can build your enamel such as minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Also, avoid extremely acidic foods that can chew away your tooth enamel.
Never get yourself down due to your poor oral hygiene without first visiting with us to discuss your aging dental health treatments with Dr. Frank Pettisani and the rest of our team at Dental Care. You can make an appointment at our dentist office in Vineland, New Jersey. To get in touch with our team, our phone number is (856) 691-2553.