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With every passing year comes new opportunities to improve your health. This is equally true with your smile. Even though our teeth will age just as the rest of our bodies do, with effective oral health care planning, treatments, restorations, and daily routines, it is possible to maintain a healthy smile for the rest of your life.

Always make sure you are exercising caution to avoid oral accidents and emergencies that can arise. Furthermore, it is important to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to eliminate unhealthy habits and activities from your lifestyle. This includes avoiding bad habits such as smoking, drinking heavy alcohol, chewing tobacco, or using drugs. Avoid these bad habits because they can increase your risk of disease and cancer.

It is important to always make sure you’re cleaning your mouth effectively on a daily basis. Ideally, you should brush your teeth with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. In addition, floss your teeth once daily with a shred-resistant threaded floss. If you struggle with brushing or flossing, consider implementing electric toothbrushes and water flossers as an alternative. For additional help, visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleanings.

For more treatments and care concerning aging and dental health from a dentist in Scottsdale, Arizona, our team at Thomas Sims can help you. If are in need of an oral exam from Dr. Thomas Sims, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office. We can be reached at 480-451-5888.