How to keep all your teeth into old age
Good habits and routine care
Over time, eating, grinding our teeth, and the acids in foods wear away the outer tooth enamel and biting edges of teeth. Good habits and routine care can reduce these effects of aging and help prevent tooth loss.
It's best to begin as a child, but you are never old to start a healthy, daily teeth care routine that includes:
- Brushing twice a day
Consistent daily care reduces the decay-causing bacteria and food residues in the mouth that feed them. The result is fewer dental problems and teeth that will last.
Regular dental exams
Nerves in the roots of teeth lose sensitivity with age. Regular exams can find ...