Correcting Issues That Arise with Aging and Dental Health

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Are you noticing any signs of decline in your oral health? Although it is easy to think of your teeth as indestructible, they will wear down over time if not properly cared for. As you age, so do your teeth. However, your permanent teeth can last a lifetime if you take the necessary steps to keep them clean.

Make sure your diet is up to par to ensure optimum oral health and optimum physical health. Eating a nutritious diet that is low in sugars is a step in the right direction giving your smile the best possible care. In addition, limit snacking between meals. Along with a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle habits should also be included in your daily routine. This includes avoiding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and any other oral hazards that can drastically hinder your oral health.

Taking care of your smile includes brushing and flossing every day. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once per day for maximum oral health. If you have any ailments or issues that prevent you from easily brushing or flossing, including muscle ailments or issues using traditional tools, switch to alternative cleaning utensils. Effective tools to consider include automated utensils such as water flossers and electric toothbrushes. For maximum oral health care, visit your dentist for routine check-ups and schedule a professional cleaning every 6 months.

No matter the oral health treatments you desire, Dr. Destiny Rockwood and our team at Out Of This World Dentistry are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Draper, Utah, please contact us at 801-571-6751 to speak with a member of our team. Come align your oral health care goals and your dreams with us!