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Oral Hygiene Tips

Daily brushing and flossing of your natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good health. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of older adults, especially if oral hygiene is neglected, and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

To maintain good oral health, it's important for all individuals -- regardless of age -- to:

  • Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit your dentist on a regular schedule for cleaning and oral examination
  • Dental Examinations for Seniors: What to Expect

    Your dentist should conduct a thorough history and oral examination. Questions asked during your dental history should include:

  • The approximate date of your last dental visit and reason for the visit
  • If you have noticed any recent changes in your mouth
  • If you have noticed any loose or sensitive teeth
  • If you have noticed any difficulty tasting, chewing or swallowing
  • If you have any pain, discomfort, sores or bleeding in your mouth
  • If you have noticed any lumps, bumps or swellings in your mouth

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