If you are an adult over 60 years old and you wish to keep a natural and beautiful smile for the rest of your life, our Meadowdale Dental Clinic team is thrilled to help you! There are three things you can do to keep your natural teeth in tip-top shape, and those things are keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist, and have a healthy and balanced diet. To help you with your diet, we recommend doing the following things:
· Eat the right foods: The best foods for your smile include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, lean proteins (like chicken, turkey, and fish), and low-fat dairy products. If anything, please keep away from processed foods.
· Consume the right beverages: Sugary drinks and alcohol are extremely dangerous for your smile. Sugary drinks can lead to tooth decay and obesity while alcohol can lead to oral cancer. Alcohol can also irritate the sensitive lining around the mouth. It is best to avoid these beverages.
· Get enough calcium: Calcium is a beneficial mineral that can prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. It’s best to consume about 3 cups of calcium a day by drinking low-fat dairy milk and eating cheese and yogurt. You can also eat broccoli, spinach, kale, and Swiss chard.
If you use these mentioned tips, you are on the right track toward a strong and healthy smile for a lifetime. Call (425) 361-0842 today if you have any questions or if you need additional help. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!