When it comes to taking excellent care of your mouth, proper brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits are key at every stage of life. However, as we age, there are certain precautions and risks that become prevalent.
That being said, it is important to note that losing your teeth is not part of the natural aging process. In fact, your teeth are made to last a lifetime.
Suffice to say, taking great care of your teeth and gums are key no matter how old you are. Keep reading for more on how to maintain your healthiest mouth no matter your age.
Keeping your smile healthy for years to come
Of course, it should go without saying that proper home dental care is essential to be free from cavities and decay. Brushing twice daily and flossing once a day are vital. Further, consuming a healthy diet with a good amount of fruits, vegetables and water can also help your mouth stay its healthiest.
Maintaining healthy gums is also a big part of oral health. And the risk of getting gum disease increases with age, and nearly 70 percent of those 65 or older have gum disease, making visits to the dentist essential for keeping your gumline free from plaque.
Dry mouth can also occur with age due to certain medication and dehydration, as well as other medical conditions. Saliva helps protect the teeth and supply them with phosphate and calcium. So, if you are experiencing dry mouth, you should alert your dentist.
And finally, if you wish to achieve a brilliant white smile or perfectly straight teeth, Dr. Milan specializes in teeth whitening as well as Invisalign Clear Aligners. A consultation can determine which treatments are best for you.
Dr. Milan is here for you
With expertise in preventative, advanced, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Michigan, Dr. Milan and his team treat each patient individually, taking a customized approach to your dental needs.
As a leading Michigan dentist with over 20 years of experience and accolades, Dr. Milan’s career has been focused on helping people just like you achieve the height of oral health. This includes the best preventative care along with a suite of comprehensive dental services that not every dentist office provides.
From gum rehabilitation to a professional teeth whitening spa to Invisalign to veneers and more, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has given people back both health and confidence. And to us, there is nothing more rewarding than restoring a lackluster smile!
Would you like to learn more about any of our services? Please feel free to contact Dr. Milan’s practice today for your appointment. We are eager to serve you.