Are You a Senior in Life? If So, Here Are Some Oral Health Tips

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If you’re a senior in life, you must be wise. But are you wise when it comes to maintaining a natural and healthy smile? If not, Dr. Roderick S. Cooper and our dental team are more than happy to help you! We have the tips you need to keep the natural smile you know and love, even as you age.

First, you need to keep up on oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily with mouth rinse. You also need to visit Dr. Roderick S. Cooper every six months for a routine exam and cleaning. These things will help you avoid dental issues that result in lost teeth.

Second, let fluoride help your smile. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen and nourish your teeth. In order for it to help you, you need to brush with fluoride toothpaste, rinse with fluoride mouthwash, drink tap water, and receive a professional fluoride treatment.

Third, stop smoking and using any other tobacco products. Using tobacco can do more than just increase your risk of having lung and oral cancer. It can promote and create gum disease and tooth decay, which are usually dental issues that result in tooth loss. The best thing you can do for your teeth, gums, and entire health is quit using tobacco.

Do you have questions about how to maintain a natural smile in Tucker, Georgia? If so, please call Bella Dental at your earliest convenience. When you dial 770-212-9757, our dental team will be here to assist you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!