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When you think of seniors, do you think of dentures and false teeth? If so, Dr. Ray Wallace and our dental team have some good news for you. You can maintain strong and healthy teeth as a senior if you take good care of your smile! To help you do so, we have some tips and recommendations.

First, keep up on oral hygiene and visit your dentist. You need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, rinse your mouth daily, and visit your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. These things will help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, which are common perpetrators of lost teeth.

Second, use fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens and nourishes your teeth. You can access fluoride by drinking tap water, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, rinsing with fluoride mouthwash, and receiving a professional fluoride treatment.

Third, stop using tobacco. Tobacco can threaten you with more than just lung and oral cancer. It can promote gum disease and tooth decay. These dental issues can ultimately result in tooth loss. The best thing you can do for your smile is quit using tobacco.

Using our tips can help you have the strong and natural smile you desire as a senior. Do you have any questions about our recommendations or about how to care for your smile in Richmond Hill, Georgia? If so, please feel free to talk to our dental team at Ford Avenue Family Dentistry. All you need to do is dial (912)756-2936 and we will be here to help you!