Are you a senior who wishes to keep your natural teeth in tip-top shape? If so, our Milla Openko, DMD dental team is happy to grant your wish! There are things you can do on a regular basis to keep your smile in top-notch condition, and those things are:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Do your best to brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. Then, floss your smile with a product of your choice and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. Doing these three things will help you thoroughly clean your teeth each day, preventing tooth decay and other dental issues.
-Use fluoride: If you want a healthy smile, use fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that gives your teeth the ability to survive by strengthening and nourishing them. To get the proper amount of fluoride you need, please use fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash at home. You can also drink more tap water because each city adds fluoride into the watering system.
-Have a balanced diet: Eating healthy foods and snacks will keep your chompers in tip-top shape. So, do your best to eat balanced meals as well as incorporate as many fruits and veggies into your diet as possible.
-Quit smoking: Smoking is a nasty habit that can destroy your health as well as your smile. It can create many different types of cancer as well cause gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. So, if you want a successful smile, you need to quit the habit.
-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.
If you need help doing any of the mentioned tasks or if you have any questions about smile care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we encourage you to call our office today at 412.885.5590 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Milla Openko and Dr. Dean Dedola at Milla Openko, DMD are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your call!