Aging and Dental Health Connections

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Did you know that there is a connection between aging and dental health? As you age, the damage on your oral health can become more prominent if you are not actively taking steps to keep your smile shining. As you age, keep your smile great with top-notch oral health care routines.

Your dental health requires eating and drinking the best foods for your smile. If the food is too tough or hard it can crack or chip your teeth more easily than when you were in your youth. Also, be wary of extremely chewy or sticky foods that can cling to the teeth and gums and continue to cause gum disease and tooth decay long after you have eaten them.

For expert cleaning techniques, always brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes per day twice daily and floss your teeth for 2-3 minutes every day. As you age, your muscles can deteriorate and your bones can weaken making traditional cleaning routines impossible. Instead, try switching to alternative cleaning tools such as electric toothbrushes and water flossers, which can effectively do the same tasks, but are easier on your body.

If you would like a professional cleaning treatment from Bo Macdonald DDS at our dentist office in Los Angeles, California, please contact us at 310-954-3925. Dr. Bo Macdonald and Dr. Keunchan Lee will ensure you get the bright smile you desire!