Aging and dental health is a hot topic in dentistry. At one time, it was all but assured that your teeth would not be able to last a lifetime of regular use, but with the modern advances in dentistry and numerous oral health treatments and restorations available, it is possible to keep your teeth strong for a lifetime of heavy use.
One of the biggest causes of oral health failure as you age is due to bad habits. Not only can numerous types of foods and drinks damage your smile on a microscopic level, but so too can unhealthy habits in your lifestyle affect your smile. This includes smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking heavily alcohol. In addition, drug use can also drastically harm your teeth and gums. To ensure your teeth last as long as you, eat healthy foods and avoid bad habits.
Furthermore, there are plenty of things you can do to help prevent damage from arising in your smile. Always brush your teeth twice daily with a functioning toothbrush that has soft bristles. A standard toothbrush only lasts roughly three to four months and should be replaced as necessary. Furthermore, floss between your teeth every day with the flossing tool that will not shred or tear easily. If you wish to forgo traditional threaded floss, try using a water flosser.
If you do suffer an oral accident due to aging teeth, you are welcome to visit our office for a tooth restoration. If you would like to set up a visit at Complete Dental Care or would like an all-inclusive oral exam from Dr. Shoaf and our team at our dentist office, please call us at 412-253-4671. We are here to be the dentist you require in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.