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As you grow older, it is easy to presume that tooth loss is unavoidable. This is not true! When correctly taken care of, teeth can last a lifetime.

You’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. There are many types of toothbrushes and toothpaste available. You may find as you get older that tooth sensitivity changes, necessitating desensitizing toothpaste. Talk with your dentist, Dr. Allen Rosenthal, about the formula that best fits your dental needs.

You also need to floss between your teeth every day. If you have trouble reaching all areas of your mouth, an alternative like water-flossing may help. Dr. Allen Rosenthal can help you with any concerns concerning personal limitations or circumstances surrounding how you floss.

If you do have dentures or partial dentures, don’t forget to remove them daily for cleaning. They should be removed for at least 4 hours a day, generally while you are sleeping. Though dentures can at times make it difficult to eat certain foods, make sure you are eating balanced meals with calcium-providing foods like milk, cheese, dark leafy greens, orange juice with calcium, and beans. The calcium will help keep your current teeth strong.

Drinking lots of water doesn’t just help your overall health; it helps your oral health. Water is also healthy for your smile to keep your mouth hydrated and body healthy.

Have more questions? Our team at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC is always happy to help! Call 203-324-9239 to schedule an appointment in Stamford, Connecticut today!