Teeth cleaning may just be a normal part of your daily routine. But what if the way you clean your teeth today, might affect your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease in years to come?
Take a look at the article posted by American Dental Association on how you may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Aging isn’t always pretty, and your mouth is no exception. A century ago the need for dentures in later life was almost a foregone conclusion. Today, three-quarters of people over 65 retain at least some of their natural teeth, but older people still suffer higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, oral cancer, mouth infections, and tooth loss. While these problems are nothing to smile about, you can still do a lot to keep your mouth looking and feeling younger than its years.
Take a look at the article posted by AARP on how to keep your teeth healthy longer with age:
Have you been having issues getting your high blood pressure under control? Have you previously been told that you have periodontal disease?
Read the article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Poor oral hygiene linked to higher blood pressure, study says.
A dental sealant is a plastic material (resin) applied to the surfaces of the molars. First, the tooth is cleaned and the surfaces are prepared to help the sealant stick to the tooth. Then the sealant is placed onto the surface of the tooth and a special light is used to help the sealant harden. The sealant acts as a barrier, sealing out food, bacteria, and plaque. They usually white or clear in color making them unnoticeable when you smile or talk. Sealants may last several years before needing to be replaced. Eating crunchy hard foods and chewing on ice can also break the sealants down. Your dentist will determine if your sealants need to be reapplied. While sealants help protect your teeth, daily preventative oral care at home along with regular exams and cleanings at the dentist's office are important in maintaining good oral hygiene.
Check out the top 9 foods that can damage your teeth:
1) Citrus foods and juice
2) Crunching on ice
3) Dried fruits and trail mix
4) Coffee and tea
6) Hard candies
7) Sodas and energy drinks
8) Sport drinks
► Reduce amount of snacking between meals,- how often you eat
► Try snacking on healthier choices such as cheese, fruits and vegetables
► Limit foods that can damage your teeth
► Brush twice daily for two minutes and floss at least once a day