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Brighten Your Smile with Good Dental Hygiene


Maintaining proper dental hygiene becomes increasingly crucial for aging adults due to a higher susceptibility to oral health issues as they age, which can impact overall well-being. Poor oral health has been linked to various systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Here are five ways to enhance dental hygiene in older adults:

Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule routine dental visits to address potential issues promptly and receive professional cleanings.

Effective Brushing: Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to gently clean teeth and gums twice daily.

Proper Denture Care: Clean dentures daily, remove them at night to allow oral tissues to rest, and ensure a proper fit to prevent discomfort.

Flossing and Interdental Cleaning: Encourage regular flossing or use of interdental brushes to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth.

Balanced Diet and Hydration: Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy, and stay hydrated to support oral health and overall immune function.