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As you age, it is important to think about your oral health care and what you can do to improve it. An aging smile can often be a difficult mountain to climb if you neglect it for too long. This is because teeth naturally weaken and wear down over time. Furthermore, the effects of harmful substances on your teeth and gums will continue to increase the older you get. To help combat any oral health risks that may impair your oral health, establish necessary cleaning and lifestyle choices.

Although it is important to always clean your mouth out every day, it won’t be doing you any good if you’re not using effective tools. Replace all tools that are worn down to the point they are no longer useful. Furthermore, replace any contaminated tools that may be present. This includes brushes that have not been properly cared for. For additional help with your health care, visit your dentist for tooth restorations, replacements, and professional cleanings

Your diet plays a key role in the oral health because it is the number one way that hazardous substances can enter your mouth and do damage, as several hazardous substances such as sugar and acidic products can easily lead to dental erosion or tooth decay. Thus, it is important to exercise caution with any hazardous substances and always make sure your mouth is cleaned out after eating. To avoid dental abrasion, use non-abrasive cleaning tools such as mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum.

For more information about improving your smile as you age, come visit Sun Valley Dental Group PLLC at our dentist office in Ketchum, Idaho, you can call us at 208-726-4711. Dr. Brian Galbraith and our entire team look forward to seeing you soon!