Tips for Preserving Your Teeth as You Age

tips for preserving your teeth as you ageTooth loss with age was once not only common but expected. Today, we know that taking care of your teeth now can ensure you enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. Our expert in dental cleaning in Hawthorne can help you learn about the best ways to prevent the problems that threaten the health of your teeth, gums, and smile.

• Conservative treatments
In the past, dentists filled even small cavities, but today, you may be a candidate for treatments that recalcify your teeth. An application of fluoride is often enough to rebuild the decayed spot and heal your tooth without the need for a filling.

• Regular checkups
The ADA recommends having biannual dental checkups. This allows us to check your teeth and gums for signs of disease and your restorations for any evidence of abnormal wear or failure.

• Good dental hygiene
Brushing and flossing appropriately are among the most basic steps you can take to protect your smile. Use an electric toothbrush to brush more efficiently and fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your enamel. Floss should be gently slid between teeth and scraped up the side of each tooth to remove any deposits.

• Added protection
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can severely damage teeth. Teeth can become worn down, cracked, chipped, and fractured over time. Restorations can be destroyed. Wearing a custom-fit mouthguard can cushion your teeth against the grinding and protect them from associated damage.

There is no better time than now to start planning for your dental future and taking care of your smile. Call us now to learn more or to make an appointment for your next checkup.

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