|Brush Your Tongue
Tongue brushing is too often overlooked, and
even more so in older age. While brushing
your teeth will always be essential in retaining
oral health, it is much less effective unless
you brush your tongue daily as well.
Never Decrease Brushing
As some people get older, they brush their
teeth less often or for less time. Some
seniors simply fall asleep early and forget
to brush. Remember, don't let anything get
in the way of your oral health!
If you haven't been the "healthiest"
eater throughout your life, now is a great
time to start. One way of truly improving
and retaining oral health is to eat and drink
healthier foods. Try to eat more green and
raw vegetables, eat whole wheat, and drink
less fatty milk products.
By now you know that too much refined sugar
is certainly no good for your teeth. Try to
cut out refined sugars from your diet as much
as possible. However, we know some patients
never loose their sweet tooth. Thankfully,
these days there are hundreds of healthy snacks
and desserts on the market with sugar alternatives
that are just as delicious as other sweets.
Treat Dentures Like
Although dentures are not real teeth, you
should always treat them as such. Brush
them daily and keep them in the best of
shape. This will save you both embarrassment
and money in the end, and leave you with
a bright and beautiful smile to share.
Upkeep Dental Visits
No matter how healthy your teeth are, it
is important to make yearly visits to your
dentist. Your dentist will provide you with
the best services for your age and make
sure your teeth are staying aligned and
healthy. They may perform additional services
for you at your age to assure your teeth
are healthy and you are able to perform
the tasks you need to, from chewing to laughing.
Happiness I Dental Care I Getting
a Good Night's Sleep I Live
a Healthy Life I Keeping
Diabetes in Check I Control