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{Play}A healthy smile should last well into your retirement years. Many believe it’s natural for teeth to deteriorate as they age, but it’s possible to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. Consider these tips to keep your smile healthy:

Protect Your Smile: Protect your smile (and body) from infectious diseases and ailments by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly. A simple dental visit can identify signs of any systemic diseases or future oral health issues that may arise in your retirement years. Find a dental plan that fits within your budget and includes preventive care to ensure your exams and cleanings are covered.

Keep Your Dentist Informed: Inform your dentist about medications you are taking and conditions you are experiencing. In some cases, certain medical conditions can impact your oral health. Your dentist can detect signs of infection and increase the frequency of cleanings throughout the year.

Maintain Healthy Habits: Good nutrition has a direct impact on oral health. Maintain a balanced diet full of fibrous vegetables, lean protein and fruit. Limit the intake of sugary foods and drinks.

Good oral health habits and visits to the dentist ensure a sparkling smile, and better overall health and quality of life. Live well, smile more.

Kahala Howser, Wellness & Events Manager
808-521-1431 | khowser@hawaiidentalservice.com