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Your teeth can change as you age. With proper care, you can keep your teeth in top-notch shape. That is why our team here at Hudson Valley Periodontics and Implantology in Bardonia, New York, is happy to help in any way we can. Dr. Tucker, Dr. Csillaj, and their friendly team have provided you with some basic tips and information on keeping your teeth healthy as you age.

Did you know your teeth can last throughout your lifetime with proper care? Well, it’s true! If you keep your oral health in top-notch shape, you can keep your smile healthy for years to come. Our body changes as we age, which includes our smile too. If you neglect your smile with common oral hygiene habits, you can be putting your smile at risk throwing your oral health away.

That is why our team is happy to give you some advice on how to keep your smile healthy as you age:

-Avoid tobacco at all costs. Tobacco is dangerous to your oral health and puts you at higher risk for oral cancer, as well as other health risks like lung cancer.
-Visit your periodontist for a dental checkup. If you visit your periodontist every six months, you can keep your smile in healthy condition and correct any small problems before they become large problems.
-Brush for two minutes a day, twice a day. Brushing will fight the plaque and keep tartar from forming on the teeth preventing cavities.
-If you wear dentures, be sure to wash them each day. If you keep your dentures clean and fresh you can keep your gums healthy and clean.
-Floss every day. If you floss between your teeth and along your gum line, you can keep cavities at bay and your smile in beautiful shape.

If you follow this advice as you age, you can keep your oral health in great condition for your lifetime. If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or if you have any questions pertaining to your oral care, please call us today at 845-623-6666 to set up an appointment with Dr. Sid Tucker. Our dental team is thrilled to help you with any of your smiles needs.