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If you are experiencing the changes aging can bring, then Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, and Drew Havard with DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, want you to know you are not alone. Aging is difficult for everyone and keeping up with your health can be equally tricky. That is why we have provided some basic tips to help you through this time in your life.

The first step with positive oral health is to keep up with your regular oral health routine, which should always include brushing twice a day and flossing daily. By utilizing these oral health habits to use at home, you are making smart choices about your long-term oral health care and avoiding severe problems that could occur.

Did you know your diet is vital to your teeth as well as your body? That is why you should choose foods that improve your health such as vegetables, nuts and proteins for both the body and your teeth. By keeping bad habits in your life such as smoking or excessive alcohol use, you could be damaging your teeth, and the tobacco increases your risk for deadly conditions such as oral cancer. That is why keeping your life full of healthy habits is always the best thing you can do for your oral health care.

Dentures need to be cleaned on a daily basis before you sleep. If you neglect your dentures, you could be allowing bacteria sneak into your gums, which could be perilous to your health. The use of fluoride is something to consider because it strengthens tooth enamel and will fight cavities that are hidden in your teeth. The most vital thing you can do for your smile is to keep your oral health in happy shape by visiting your dentist regularly for a proper checkup.

If you have questions about your oral health, or if you are experiencing anything painful in your teeth or gums, please call us right away at 972-594-7414 to see what treatments we have available for you and your smile. Having positive oral health is important and our team is always happy to help you achieve it!