13 Sep Caring For Your Teeth In Later Years
With Crown House Dental in Egham!
At our Egham dentists we care for the oral health of patients of all ages, right from tiny tots proud of their very first tooth, to teenagers embracing their first set of braces, to adults investing in cosmetic dentistry, and older adults with experience and wisdom bringing them the brightest smiles.
However, as we age, it is important to remember that oral health issues are just as important as ever. It is particularly important to remain aware of certain conditions related to ageing which can also affect our oral health. Of course we all know that regular visits to your local dentist are important in terms of oral health, but many people don’t necessarily realise that our oral health has a big impact on our overall health too. So it’s very important to stay on top of our general and oral health as we get on in years.
Keep On Top Of Your Oral Hygiene Later On In Life By:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time using a toothpaste containing fluoride, and a comfortable toothbrush. If you have issues which make using a toothbrush hard, please talk to your Egham dentist about this so that we can discuss solutions to help.
- Visit your dentist as regularly as you did before, even if you have cosmetic dentistry, dentures or dental implants. Restorations may not decay but your gums and adjacent teeth are still subject to decay and disease.
- Try to moderate the amount of starchy, sugary and acidic food and drink you consume. Chew sugar-free chewing gum after you drink and eat, and drink plenty of water to encourage natural saliva production.
- Avoid all use of tobacco products and stick to government guidelines for alcohol consumption.
If You Develop Any Oral Problems:
If you are having problems with your oral health, it is important to get on top of them quickly. This is to treat them quickly, or to look into the issues further if they indicate other health conditions.
Dry Mouth – If you have dry mouth it is important to speak to your dentist because medicines, and different health issues can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth is a problem because it can lead to bad breath, cavities and other oral health issues. Although sugar free sweets, chewing gum and certain oral lubricants can be helpful, it is important to establish the root cause first.
Infections – Bacteria from an infected tooth, or an abscess can spread all over the body causing inflammation, or making other conditions like arthritis, heart disease and type 2 diabetes worse.
Unusual Swellings Or Lumps – Any sores in the mouth that won’t go away, or any unusual skin changes, swellings or lumps should be checked by either your GP or dentist as they could be a sign of oral cancer.
Visit Crown House Dental in TW20 For Regular Checkups & Help With Oral Care As You Age.
Whether you just need to register as a new patient, you’re wanting a checkup, or looking to enquire about new dentures or cosmetic dentistry, we will be more than happy to help. Please call us on 01784432641 for more information.