Looking After Your Teeth
It’s important to continue to look after your dental and oral health as well as your overall health as you get older. If you neglect your teeth at any stage of your life, you may suffer from decay, disease and potential tooth loss. It’s vital you continue to care for your teeth into your middle age, as teeth can weaken if not properly maintained.
So what can you do to keep your teeth strong and healthy?
Obviously, the most important thing to do is attend regular dental check-ups with your dentist and hygienist. By doing so, they can spot any potential issues that may arise before it turns serious and costly.
Brushing your teeth at least twice daily also helps battle the build up of bacteria and be sure to follow up by flossing, as brushing alone only cleans half the area of your teeth. Your dentist and hygienist can demonstrate the best method to brush your teeth if you’re unsure.
Your teeth can also become increasingly sensitive in middle age, so why not purchase an electric toothbrush, which can often be easier on your teeth and gums than a regular toothbrush. If you happen to notice any bleeding while brushing, contact your dentist who can advise you on oral health and diet.
If you have any questions about oral health care in middle age, why not contact us today to book an appointment.