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As a senior, you don’t have to lose your smile health as you age. Excellent oral care can go a long way in preventing dentures, dental implants, or dental bridges. To help you keep your smile in tip-top shape, our Ross Family Dental dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to brush your teeth, floss your smile, and rinse your mouth each day. It’s recommended to brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. When you floss, use a product of your choice. When you rinse, use a wash that will prevent tooth decay and plaque buildup.

-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 each day. 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 will destroy your health in more ways than one. It can create many different types of cancers in your body and it can also cause gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. So, if you want to keep your natural smile for a lifetime, it’s best that you stop smoking.

-Visit your dentist: Visiting your dentist is one of the best things you can do for your smile. So, it is strongly recommended that you visit your dentist for a dental cleaning and exam every six months. This will help you keep your smile in tip-top shape because it will give our team the chance to properly clean your smile as well as prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Call Ross Family Dental today at 831-422-5351 if you have any questions about smile care in Salinas, California, or if you need to schedule a dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Steven Ross. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions!