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How Can We Keep Our Smiles Young As We Age?


Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
Elderly couple smiling and brushing their teeth in the bathroom mirrorAging is inevitable, and a fading smile is one of its signs. Luckily, there are several things you can do to keep your smile young. This article discusses ways you can ensure your smile remains young and intact. Read on to learn more.

Floss Regularly


Flossing is essential for the health of your teeth. Skipping flossing for days risks attacks from bacteria. Flossing regularly is critical because it avoids gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Brushing alone is not enough to eliminate the particles between your teeth. Dental floss removes food particles and plaque caught around the gum line. If you ignore the plaque, it accumulates and hardens into tartar. Flossing will help prevent plaque development, maintaining the quality of your smile. It keeps it young and healthy!

Drink Plenty of Water


One of the best ways to cancel the effects of drinks and foods you consume is rinsing your mouth with water after eating. This will minimize the harmful effects such foods can have on your teeth. It is important to note that the enamel softens when drinking or eating. Therefore, brushing your teeth right after eating is not a good idea because it can damage the enamel. Regularly drinking water helps your mouth stay hydrated. Keep in mind that as you age, the body is more dehydrated. Your smile remains young and intact with regular drinking of water. Doing so also keeps your mouth healthy as drinking water washes down remaining food particles and debris.

Watch Your Diet


Eating healthy can not only help you stay in good shape but also help with good oral health. Certain foods can damage your teeth, but others help maintain your dental health. For example, calcium-rich foods like nuts and milk can help protect the enamel. A good diet will keep you in good shape and maintain a young smile. Visit our offices for more information on how you can keep your youthful smile.

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