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Did you know, aging can decrease the health of your smile without proper care or treatment? Well, it’s true! Aging plays a role in your health, because of the extreme changes your body undertakes. Your smile also needs extra care and treatment while you age, which is why Dr. Kenneth Browning Prince with Prince Dental Care in San Jose, California, is happy to give you advice on proper oral health care through the years.

The first step to keeping your oral health in tip-top shape through the years is to maintain a regular oral health routine. Your routine should include brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. By applying oral health habits, you are making bright choices about your long-term oral health needs. Your diet is essential as well, so choose foods that improve your health such as vegetables, nuts, and proteins that are healthy for both the body and your smile. On the other side, neglecting your habits as you age such as smoking or excellent alcohol use could be staining your teeth and the use of tobacco increases your risk for hazardous and deadly conditions such as oral cancer.

If you wear dentures, remember to clean them out every single day before you sleep at night. If you disregard your dentures, you could be letting bacteria seep into your gums, which could be risky to your health. The use of fluoride is also excellent if you are struggling with oral health conditions. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and will work against cavities that are hidden in your teeth. The most significant thing you can do to keep your oral health in ideal shape is to visit your dentist regularly for a proper checkup.

For more information about your oral health call 408-243-5044 today and schedule an appointment. Our team specializes in oral health and is happy to address your concerns and increase the health of your smile.