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Do you ever find yourself watching the health of your teeth decline every day? If so, it may be the result of the care you give them or even your daily habits that seek to destroy your smile. Try to improve these oral health care habits as you age. This includes properly cleaning, washing, and caring for your teeth and gums, as well as making it clear what habits you are doing that could be making your job much more difficult.

Brushing and flossing should remain a fundamental part of your life, and a continued path of brushing at least twice daily and flossing once daily should be strictly adhered to. However, as we age, our muscles can deteriorate and our joints can wear out easier. If this happens, try switching to substitute cleaning products such as electric toothbrushes or water flossers designed for easier cleaning.

It’s also vital to remove any negative habits and risks from your life that can cause significant damage to your oral health profile. This includes hazardous habits such as smoking and chewing tobacco, as well as using drugs, which can include both prescription and recreational drugs. If you struggle with bad habits and need supplementary oral health care treatment, make sure to find the time to schedule a visit to our dentist at our office.

Dental Associates of Manchester is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Timothy Collier and our team at our dentist office in Manchester, Iowa, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 563-927-4746. We look forward to helping you smile.