As you age, you’ll have a lot of different things to worry about when it comes to your health.From sore joints to worrying about losing your hair, growing old can seem fraught with potential problems.
But how often do you consider your dental health when thinking about aging? This isn’t something we really think about changing as we age, but it does. You have to be just as careful with your dental health as you do the rest of your health.
What do I do?
First and foremost, it’s important to continue seeing a dentist. These regular visits with Dr. Paul Lee make sure that you’re not developing oral health problems as you age.
You also need to make sure that you’re letting the staff here at Dr. Paul Lee in Fairfax, Virginia, know if you’re having any issues with teeth. Anything that doesn’t feel ordinary or that concerns you, should be mentioned.
Keep up the oral health
You’ll also want to make sure that you’re still vigilant about brushing and flossing. Flossing makes a huge difference. Often, it’s the determining factor for whether you’ll need fake teeth as you age.
Adding mouthwash to your oral health routine as you get older isn’t a bad idea, either. It helps in multiple ways.
At the end of the day, even though it’s not always fun to think about, it’s important to make sure that you’re keeping your teeth in great shape while you age. Please call us at 703-352-9600 for more information, or to make an appointment.