At What Stages Do Oral Health Routines Need to Change?
Posted on 12/30/2019 by Louis Taglia Jr. DDS
As you go through different stages in life, you will find that your needs change along with everything else. This is true in terms of your oral health routine as well. Here are some things to remember in order to ensure the continued oral health as you pass through various parts of your life.
In the very early years of life, it is important to establish a habit of regular brushing and flossing. With that being said, because the baby teeth will eventually be replaced, they can be viewed as “practice” teeth. During the early years of life the oral health routine will still be developing, and you should not expect perfection as much as you should aim for consistency.
As you pass into adulthood, your oral health routine should be established and regular. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing at least once a day. Doing this will help keep the teeth strong and ensure that they last through decades of use.
Regardless of what you do, you will likely eventually lose some teeth. Whether due to acute trauma or the slow wearing of the years, eventually it is likely that you will have some sort of dental device such as dentures.
It is important to establish a regular routine to care for dental work. While cavities are no longer a problem, proper care can still help preserve your overall oral health. As you enter the later stages of your life, remember to spend some time learning the proper oral care routines for any dentures or other dental work that you might have.
If you have any questions about your oral health routine, please feel free to give us a call. We are here to help you every step of the way.