If you want to ensure your teeth can last a lifetime, practice your oral health habits from infancy to old age. Although your teeth may wear down from use over time, this does not mean they are eventually destined to fail. With the proper care, your teeth can continue to serve you well for the rest of your life. This includes cleaning and maintaining your teeth and gums as well as maintaining a proper diet and removing bad habits from your lifestyle that could be potentially hazardous to your oral health.
Brushing and flossing should remain a mandatory part of your life, and a continued path of brushing at least twice every day and flossing once every day should be strictly adhered to. However, as we age, our muscles can fall apart or weaken and our joints can break down easier. If this happens, try switching to different cleaning products that are easier to activate, such as electric toothbrushes or water flosser.
It’s also vital to remove any bad habits and risks from your life that can destroy your oral health profile. This consists of unsafe habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco, as well as using drugs, including both prescription and recreational drugs. If you struggle with unhealthy habits and need additional oral health care treatment, make sure to find the time to schedule an appointment with our dentist at our office.
If you would like a complete dental examination or a professional cleaning treatment from Complete Dental Care at our dentist office in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 412-253-4671. Dr. Shoaf and the rest of our team will ensure you get the bright smile you desire.