Aging Smiles: 3 Things To Remember

As your smile ages, you might begin relying on some assumptions that aren’t necessarily accurate (and that, as a result, may yield some avoidable side effects). To make sure you don’t fall into this trap, we encourage you to take some facts to heart as they apply to everyone’s smiles, even those that have some additional “miles” on them! Keep in mind that excellent care can provide you with a smile that stays healthy for the duration of your life and your dental care experience will feel much easier.

#1: Fluoride Isn’t Just For Kids

Remember as you get older that fluoride isn’t just for little kids’ dental care. It’s for big kids and adults, too! Once you’re old enough to use fluoridated toothpaste, it’s something you should continue to use for the rest of your life. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, can help you maintain and even rescue your enamel by keeping it hard and substantial.

#2: Dry Mouth Is Common

The drying out of your oral tissues is not just a facet of maturing. It’s generally something that comes with medications (as side effects) or as the result of certain chronic health concerns. We strongly encourage you to keep aware of such details, as dry mouth can get out of hand and lead to problems like bad breath, decay, and gum disease when bacteria aren’t washed away from your smile consistently enough.

#3: Your Dental Work Requires Consistent Care

Do you have a bridge, crowns, implants, a denture…? Remember that the better care you provide your dental work over the years, the easier it is to ensure your dental care pays off. Neglecting this work can leave your smile in disarray as work becomes damaged and surrounding tissues become diseased or damaged.

Keep Your Smile Healthy Forever With Our Care

Remember to keep coming in for your professional visits and to care for your smile at home to ensure teeth and gums stay healthy year after year. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.