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Dental Health Tips for over 50 years old
There is no truth in the rumors that tooth loss is an inevitable part of aging. The majority of people are now 50 years old with many, if not all, of their own teeth. Modern dentistry provides many effective ways to fit and replace your teeth and restore your appearance. Today, medicine concentrates on preventing dental disease. This means you can keep your teeth for life, and no longer have to have large, unsightly fillings.
1. It is very important to visit your dentist at the recommended intervals according to your dental condition and age, to screen for more serious dental and oral diseases.
2. Tell your dentist about any general health problems and any medications you are taking as this can affect your health and dental care.
3. Nowadays, tooth decay is often a problem for mature adults. To prevent decay on the neck of the teeth near your gums, pay attention to brushing your teeth tightly (at least twice a day, especially after eating) and using dental floss between your teeth to remove the plaque that causes gum disease.
4. In addition to using fluoride toothpaste, your dentist may be able to recommend a special toothpaste for sensitive areas of your teeth.
5. A healthy and balanced diet by avoiding sugary foods and drinks between meals is important to prevent the need for fillings or tooth loss.
6. Never put aspirin or other painkillers on the aching tooth because it will burn the gums.
7. Apply petroleum jelly or a similar preparation if you have persistent chapped lips. Apply sunscreen for outdoor activities.
8. If you have full dentures, clean your mouth and dentures thoroughly every day and have them checked by your dentist every few years.