The link between aging and oral health is well documented. Not only can your oral health be the first indicator of a serious ailment in your body, but it can also be an indicator of declining health as we age. Fortunately, your smile can stay strong throughout your lifetime if you are willing to take the necessary steps to keep it in pristine condition. This includes your diet, your daily habits, and your cleaning techniques.
Brushing and flossing should remain an extremely important part of your life, and a continued path of brushing at least twice every day and flossing once every day should be strictly adhered to. However, as we age, our muscles can fail us or weaken and our joints can wear out easier. If this happens, try switching to different cleaning tools that are easier to operate, such as electric toothbrushes or water flosser.
It’s also necessary to remove any bad habits and risks from your life that can destroy your oral health profile. This includes hazardous habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco, as well as using drugs, including both prescription and recreational drugs. If you struggle with bad habits and need more oral health care treatment, make sure to find the time to schedule an appointment with our dentist at our office.
To discuss your oral health care options with Dr. Pam Crumrine and the rest of our team at Pamela Crumrine DDS, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Our number is 724-775-4860, and we look forward to making your smile shine soon!