Dental Care Over 50
Taking Care of Your Smile As You Age
As you age, your teeth and gums become more susceptible to decay and diseases, which means that it is important to take extra care of your oral health. At Mableton Family Dentistry, we’re dedicated to supporting your oral health beyond 50 with valuable tips for a vibrant smile as you age.
Brush and Floss Daily
Brush your teeth twice daily and floss to keep teeth and gums free from plaque and food particles. As you age, use a soft brush and fluoride toothpaste for gum and enamel protection. Our team at Mableton Family Dentistry can recommend the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your specific dental needs, as well as provide you with tips on the proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Regular Dental Check-Ups
Regular dental check-ups are crucial to maintaining your oral health, especially as you get older. At Mableton Family Dentistry, our team will carefully check for signs of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer during your examination. We may also recommend additional tests or X-rays to diagnose any underlying dental issues.
Maintaining a healthy diet is beneficial for your overall health, including your oral health. As you age, prioritize a balanced diet and reduce sugary, acidic foods and drinks. These types of foods and drinks can lead to tooth decay and erosion of your enamel. Our dental team can provide you with advice on which foods and drinks are best for your oral health.
Manage Dry Mouth
In older adults, dry mouth can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Combat it by staying hydrated and avoiding specific medications and habits. To combat dry mouth, it is important to stay hydrated and avoid certain medications and lifestyle habits that can contribute to dry mouth. If necessary, our team at Mableton Family Dentistry may recommend certain products to help manage dry mouth.
Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
As you age, your teeth can become discolored, worn down, or damaged. Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve your smile and boost your confidence. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening, dentures, and dental implants.
Contact Us Today!
At Mableton Family Dentistry, we prioritize top-notch dental care for those over 50. By following these top tips, you can maintain good oral health and enjoy a healthy smile for years to come. Schedule an appointment with us today and let us help you take care of your smile!