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We all know that your health and well-being are important at any stage in life. However, how important your dental health is can often be something adults neglect. Forgetting to brush here and there or avoiding flossing and mouthwash together. But it is vital to maintain your tooth health; otherwise, you can run into problems later. This article will focus on the benefits of maintaining dental health and how to make it easier.

Benefits of Maintaining Dental Health:

Keeps Your Smile Bright – Smiling is a great way to convey your emotions, but neglecting your dental health can cause your teeth to turn yellow. Keeping up with daily brushing and mouthwash can help prevent or reduce the yellowing of the teeth, keeping your smile bright and white, meaning that you can confidently show off your smile to everyone.

Can Keep the Rest of Your Body Healthy – Good oral hygiene can prevent the development of various lung infections like pneumonia, especially for older people who may have more difficulty swallowing. The inhalation of harmful oral bacteria can cause some lung infections, and maintaining oral health with daily cleanings can help to prevent lung infections.

A Healthy Mouth Can be An Early Warning Sign – When starting to take new medications, if your mouth is healthy, it can provide an early warning system if there’s a bad reaction. With new medicine, sometimes you can be told to watch out for a drier mouth or a decrease in creating saliva. If your mouth health is poor, these signs can be difficult to pick up on and could mean that you may miss some early indications of medication not sitting well with you.

Easier Ways to Maintain Dental Health:

  • Getting an Electric Toothbrush – For many of us, an electric toothbrush can feel more comfortable than a manual toothbrush. However, there is also the benefit that electric toothbrushes can provide a deeper and more thorough cleaning than a manual toothbrush.
    • A fun tip, if gripping a toothbrush handle is difficult, a foam tube can be slipped over the handle, making it easier to hold onto the toothbrush.
  • Using a Water Flosser – For some people, flossing can be difficult; manually getting in between each tooth can be a struggle. A water flosser provides similar benefits to manually flossing but is a bit easier to control and guide.
  • Set Up Reminders – It can take time to incorporate a new routine into your old one, and it can be difficult to remember what tasks need to be done within a day. A great solution to this is to set up various reminders. They can be on your calendar or on a phone, or you could have a virtual assistant (such as Alexa or Google Home) provide you with a reminder twice daily (once in the morning and once at night).

Even though Dental Health can be a facet of our everyday lives that can be easy to forget, it is still extremely important, and it’s never too late to begin taking better care of your mouth. It is an important part of your body, and maintaining it has many benefits. Sometimes it can be difficult to incorporate it into your life, but our staff at Royalty Care can help you. Give us a call today at (705)-725-1600 for a senior service consultation.