What Adults Should Know about their Oral Health

As the years add up, prioritising your oral health becomes even more crucial. Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to dental issues that may impact your overall well-being. Let’s shed light on some factors to be mindful of.

Tooth Sensitivity
Your tooth enamel weakens as you get older, making it more uncomfortable to chew on foods and get the nutrients that your body needs.

Dry Mouth
Aside from dehydration, anxiety and stress can cause your mouth to dry. If you have a dry mouth, contact your dentist, as this could be a sign of certain health problems.

Gum Disease
Gingivitis or gum inflammation is a common oral dental issue for adults. While various factors contribute, poor oral hygiene is the primary culprit.

In Australia, over half of the population unknowingly suffers from gum disease. That’s why our oral hygiene educators at Tindale Dental provide a preventative dental care program to our patients so they can maintain healthy gums.

Your Action Plan for Optimal Oral Health

Taking care of your oral health starts with you. Practice good dental habits to maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums.

Brush and floss regularly
Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes twice a day, and practice flossing as well. Strengthen your teeth and protect against cavities, plaque, and gum disease.

Choose healthy options
Stay hydrated, limit sugary foods, and opt for a calcium-rich diet to fortify your teeth against aging challenges. Unfortunately, as you get older, you are prone to bone weakening, try eating foods that are high in calcium to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Get regular dental checkups
Whether you are experiencing dental issues or not, having a regular dental check-up is best. By doing so, you can assess possible dental risks and let your dentist treat them before they get worse.

How Tindale Dental Can Help

At Tindale Dental in Penrith, our experienced dentists and cutting-edge technology ensure comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. With our experienced dentists and state-of-the-art technology, we will ensure that you continue to enjoy healthy and bright smiles.

Schedule an appointment today or call our friendly staff at (02) 4726 5400.