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Ageing and Dental Health

April 1, 2019

 

 

As you age it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and gums. Many assume that losing teeth as you become older is inevitable. We are here to tell you that that isn’t true AT ALL! With the correct oral care routine, your teeth can last your lifetime!

 

Attending regular appointments at your dentist becomes even more essential as you age. As people become older, the nerves in the teeth can become smaller, therefore making them less sensitive to forming cavities and other dental issues. Therefore, without regular checkups from the dentist, many dental problems may go undiagnosed until the problem becomes much bigger.

 

The same oral care recommendations as we age. These include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day

  • Flossing

  • Avoid consumption of acidic and sugary foods

  • Attend regular dental appointments

Most importantly, early detection of dental issues can really change the health of your teeth. By identifying problems earlier, there are more treatment options available and it is more likely that the tooth can be saved. Therefore, it can not be emphasised enough how useful it is for you to attend regular dental appointments. Help us help you take the best care of your teeth!

 

For further information, book in to see one of our dentists today. It is always helpful to understand the current health of your teeth and what you can do to improve it!  

 

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