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Old age does not mean you have to give up on your oral health. Your teeth can last a lifetime if you are willing to put forth the effort necessary to take care of them. This includes brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for regular checkups and bi-annual cleanings. Outsmart aging and keep your smile shining!

When looking for a dental floss to use, always pick one that has the ability to effectively clean between every single tooth and not shred. Single filament thread is shred resistant and should be used if possible. If you cannot easily floss your teeth due to age, consider switching to an easier interdental tool such as a water flosser, which uses a beam of water to clean teeth.

Exercise caution when eating foods. As we age, our teeth are more likely to chip, crack, and fracture. Foods that are especially tough or hard can put our smiles at an increased risk. Some foods, like apples and hard candy, are especially hazardous to our teeth when biting into them. Ask your dentist if your teeth are strong enough for no food restrictions, and if not, which foods should be avoided.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss a possible dental treatment with Dr. Brandon Green and our team at Masterpiece Dental, please call 801.756.5136 to schedule a visit to our dentist office in American Fork, Utah. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!