Oral Health as You Age
Did you know that three-quarters of people over the age of 65 retain at least some of their natural teeth? Despite that, older people still suffer higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, oral cancer, mouth infections, and tooth loss.
As we age, there are all sorts of things we have to pay extra attention to, including our teeth. However, if you take care of your teeth regularly as you age, it can help you to lower your risks for some of these diseases later in life. Make it a priority to take care of your teeth now, and they can last a lifetime.
The dentist chair and the bathroom aren’t the only places where oral care can take place. Be sure to stock up on our 3-in-One and Better Toothbrush. Throw both in your bag, and make your teeth a priority on-the-go.
The Better Toothbrush reaches deep between teeth and gums to remove food debris, plaque and bacteria more effectively. The floss-pick-brush keeps your teeth and gums healthy and your breath fresh.
Be sure to also follow these great tips, inspired by Mouthhealthy.org.
- Brush twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush like our Better Toothbrush.
- Clean between your teeth one a day with our 3-in-One Floss-Pick-Brush or another flossing tool.
- Remember to clean your dentures. It’s important to take them out of your mouth for a few hours each night.
- Drink water straight from the tap. Most tap water in the United States contains fluoride, which can help prevent tooth decay.
- If you smoke, quit the habit. Smoking increases your risk for lung, mouth, and other cancers, but it also increases the likelihood of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and even losing your teeth.
- Make sure to visit your dentist regularly. They’ll do a cleaning and check in on your dental health to make sure that everything looks good.
- Visit your dentist. Visit your dentist regularly for a complete dental check-up.
Don’t dread aging, just be prepared to put in a little extra work to enjoy your best years.
“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie