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You’re getting older, and your teeth are hanging on! You can have your teeth your whole life if you care well for them. I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry wants you to have the best dental care for your smile to last for years to come. Here are some tips for your daily dental care and you to follow:

First, allow us to remind you of some basic oral care techniques that are helpful to people at any age. We call them the trifecta: brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist every six months. These three things will go a long way to guarding your teeth from typical old age culprits like tooth decay and gum disease.

Second, shoot for a balanced diet. Avoid foods high in sugar, starch or acid. Avoid snacking throughout the day, and eat foods with calcium, phosphorus and high water content.

Third, if you smoke, it’s past time to quit. Otherwise, chances are very high that you’ll need dentures soon, not to mention that your chances of gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer will sky rocket. We know it’s hard to quit a lifelong habit, but we know you can do it. We can offer many recommendations on various strategies to do so.

If you have any questions for our office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, or you need to book an appointment with Dr. Haefner, please call 843-884-1215. I Smile Mathis Ferry Dentistry looks forward to hearing from you and helping you get the best treatment for your smile!