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Preventing oral health failure as you age begins with always take the proper steps to ensure your teeth have the maximum chance to flourish. This includes removing any bad habits from your everyday life including smoking, drinking, and using drugs. Not only can they destroy your teeth and gums, but many bad habits can destroy your overall health as well.

Your quest to prevent oral health failure in your twilight years shouldn’t be done alone. You should always attend your regularly scheduled checkups and oral exams with your dentist. At least twice per year, come in for professional cleanings to help correct issues or spots that may have been missed in your daily brushing and flossing routines.

The foods and drinks you consume can play a heavy role in your oral health. Many people make their waistline a priority, but fail to do the same for their gum line. Protect your teeth and gums by removing harmful substances such as hard or tough foods that can chip or crack teeth. You should also avoid sugary foods, as they can turn into harmful acids in your mouth that can eat through tooth enamel.

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible oral health care treatment with Dr. Sheila Poetti and our team at Cloverleaf Dental Center, please call 203-634-8727 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Meriden, Connecticut. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!