Dental Care Tips for Adults
Have you ever began to notice that over time your teeth begin to become more sensitive, soft, or even a little darker? for this way dental care is important .As your body grows old, your body, as well as your teeth, begin to change.
An advance in age puts you at a higher risk of developing many dental problems including:
- Dry Mouth: Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a decrease in saliva flow
- Root Decay: Roots of teeth become exposed as the gum line recedes
- Gum Disease: An infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth
- Tooth Loss: Decrease in the number of teeth, caused by a variety of factors including
gum disease, smoking, and other health issues
Not all people are the same, most people who age begin to develop many dental issues, but not all. To maintain good dental care it is essential for people of all ages to:
- Place the toothbrush at a 45°angle along the gum line. Move the toothbrush in a back and forth motion, and repeat for each tooth.
- Brush the inside surface of each tooth, using the same back and forth technique.
- Brush the chewing surface (top) of each tooth.
- Use tip of brush to brush behind each tooth — front and back, top and bottom and up and down strokes.
- Be sure to brush your tongue to remove odor causing bacteria.
at least once a day
- Pull 18 to 24 inches of dental floss from the floss dispenser.
- Wrap the ends of the floss around your index and middle fingers.
- Hold the floss tightly around each tooth in a C shape; move the floss back and forth in a push-pull motion and up and down against the side of each tooth.
with an antibacterial mouthwash
visit your dentist regularly , Depending on the current status of your teeth how often you visit the dentist will
Additional tips to maintaining good dental care would be to:
Avoid sugary drinks and foods
Replace sugary drinks with water and eat foods from
the 5 major food groups.
Smoking affects the bone and soft tissue of your teeth, leading to gum
disease, oral cancer or stained teeth.
Your toothbrush should be replaced every 2 to 3 months or
whenever the bristles of your brush become worn out.
Chew sugar-free gum
Chewing sugar-free gum helps remove leftover debris from teeth
and stimulates saliva flow.
Although many adults have different dental issues continual brushing, flossing, rinsing and
frequent dentist visits will help ensure good dental care for not only adults but also children of all ages. Be sure to talk to your dentist if any new issues begin to occur so that the dentist can treat and prevent these problems.