As we age, our body does too and it undergoes many changes. Keeping up with your oral health as you age is important to avoid any serious long-term mishaps in your smile. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster here at Foster Dental in Brooklyn, New York, is happy to talk to you about your oral health care as you age, so you can keep your smile in healthy and beautiful shape well into your twilight years.
Did you know there are many health studies have proven a link between your oral health and your overall health? As a result, keeping exceptional care of your smile could help you take care of your entire body. Significant tips for maintaining your oral health include brushing and flossing every day. If you brush daily twice a day, for two minutes a day, this can help fight off bacteria and gum disease. If you wear full or partial dentures, remember to clean them daily and remove them each night to keep your gums healthy and strong.
Smoking and the use of tobacco can increase your risk of serious oral health problems such as cancer, which can also put your body in danger for other cancers in your body like the lungs. Smoking or any tobacco use can intensely increase your chances of gum disease, which could lead to tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why evading this habit could be beneficial to your health in many ways in the long run.
If you have questions about your smile and would like to come in for a dental exam, please call us today at 718-673-8060 to set up a consultation with a member of our dental team. We are happy to assist your oral health and improve your smile in any way we can.