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You deserve a top-notch oral health as a senior. Although this goal might seem tough to achieve, it’s possible. In fact, it could be easier than you think. As a senior, you can have the strong and healthy gums you need so you can maintain a great smile and oral health. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to achieve that optimal oral health. Our dentist, Dr. Anthony J. Collins, is happy to tell you all about them. Those things are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene (It’s best to brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day and floss your teeth with a tool that is easy to use once a day.)

-Visit your dentist regularly (It’s very important to attend your regular cleaning appointments every six months.)

-Avoid tobacco use (Tobacco can severely harm and destroy the teeth and gums.)

-Care for your dental appliances (To do so, use the cleaning instructions provided to you by your dentist.)

-Increase fluoridation (Fluoride helps your smile by strengthening the tooth enamel and helping you prevent cavities.)

-Have a healthy and balanced diet (It’s best to limit your intake of acidic and sugary foods and drinks.)

-Increase oral hydration (Drinking water can frequently wash bacteria from your mouth and it can also help you prevent dry mouth.)

-Use antibacterial mouthwash (Antibacterial mouthwash can help you by killing the bacteria in your mouth that cause problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.)

To learn more about senior oral health in Mundelein, Illinois, please contact Gentle Dental Care at 847-566-5350 when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to give you the tips and information you need, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!