5 Tips On Taking Care Of Your Teeth As You Age

Posted by Gresham Family Dentistry on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Gresham Family Dentistry Offers Quality Family Dentistry Services

At Gresham Family Dentistry, we aim to provide quality dentistry for every member of the family. Gresham families can rely on Gresham Family Dentistry for the best in dental care for everyone from your kids to their grandparents! Our professional team offers the best in family dentistry advice to keep the whole family healthy and smiling.

As you grow older, how you take care of your body changes. Your body needs different things when you reach the later decades of your life, and that includes your teeth. Gresham Family Dentistry wants to dispell the myth that losing teeth as you age is inevitable. With the right dental care, your teeth can last you a lifetime.

Part of providing quality family dentistry is to help our Gresham patients understand how their dental care needs change as they grow. One thing that happens to adults s they grow older is that the nerves in their teeth can become smaller. This makes older adults’ teeth less sensitive to cavities or other problems. The lack of sensitivity in your teeth makes it all the more important to get regular dental exams. Regular dental exams will allow your family dentist to monitor your dental health closely, preventing problems from going undiagnosed.

Gresham patients can also adjust their dental care routine at home to better care for their teeth as they age. Here are a few tips to consider:

Consider The Type Of Toothbrush You Use

You should always brush twice a day, but switching to a toothbrush with soft bristles can be beneficial. You may also benefit from using an electric toothbrush.

Make Sure To Floss

Clean between your teeth once a day with floss or another flossing tool.

Keep Up With Denture Care

If you wear full or partial dentures, remember to clean them on a daily basis. Take your dentures out of your mouth for at least four hours every day. It’s best to remove them at night.

Drink Tap Water

Since most tap water contains fluoride, it helps prevent tooth decay no matter how old you are.

Quit Smoking

Smoking, of course, puts you at risk for lung cancer and other forms of cancer. But did you know that smoking increases problems with gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss?

Visit Gresham Family Dentistry For Top-Notch Family Dentistry Services

Be proactive about your oral health – schedule an appointment today for an oral checkup with Gresham Family Dentistry. At Gresham Family Dentistry our priority is your comfort. We take pride in protecting the oral health of Gresham families. We provide quality, convenient dental services to the Gresham community with dental services that include sedation dentistry, children’s dentistry, oral surgery, and dental cleanings.

Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

To schedule a visit, contact us or call 503-661-2600


Categories: Dental Health, Dental Hygiene Tips, Flossing Tips

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