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Many people believe that being a senior involves missing teeth and having dentures. However, this isn’t always the case if you’re smart about your dental care. In fact, if you take good care of your smile, you can maintain strong and healthy natural teeth as a senior. So, to help you achieve this smile goal, our Michael P. Gaudio, D.M.D. dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s important that you brush your teeth every morning and every night, floss your smile at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. These techniques will properly clean your smile each day and they will wash away the particles that threaten to destroy your smile.

-Use fluoride: If you get the right amount of fluoride you need each day, you will be on the right track. In order to get your fix, use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash and drink as much tap water as you can. We also recommend taking advantage of our professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office.

-Have a balanced diet: Do your best to eat a balanced diet. Having a balanced diet will help your teeth remain healthy and strong. Also, try to eat more fruits and vegetables and try to avoid snacking all day.

-Quit smoking: Smoking can put you at a greater risk of developing lung and oral cancer, but it can also put you at a greater risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. So, the best thing you can do for your smile and for your overall health is to kick the smoking habit.

-Visit your dentist: It is vital that you visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. If you keep up with these appointments, your smile will be professionally cleaned on a regular basis and your teeth will remain in tip-top shape.

These tips are vital to your oral health and we strongly recommend that you do them so you can maintain a strong and healthy smile in Wallingford, Connecticut. Dr. Michael P. Gaudio and our team care for you and your oral health, and we want to do everything we can to help you. So, if you want to learn more or if you would like additional help, please call 203-265-3355 today and talk to our caring dental team!