Your oral health has a direct impact on your quality of life. Unfortunately, the medications you take and chronic illnesses put you at a much higher risk for dental problems. At Cano Health, we provide care with a smile, and we give you something to smile about – great overall dental health.
Don’t Forget to Take Care of Your Smile
Many people put oral healthcare on the back burner as they begin to age, but the simple truth is that it’s just as important now as it ever has been. Avoiding the dentist means additional problems with your mouth and teeth, and worse yet, it can lead to an increased risk for serious health problems throughout your body. Tooth decay can lead to gum disease, and eventually, to other issues like increased risk of pneumonia and even oral cancer.
What You Can Do
There are many steps you can take at home to improve your oral health. Be sure to brush twice a day with ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. You may want to consider a soft, eclectic toothbrush to make things easier. Don’t forget to floss regularly too. That can help prevent plaque buildup and gum disease. There are many tools that can help if you struggle with flossing.
If you wear dentures, keep them as clean as possible. If you soak them in a dental cleaning solution, they’ll be ready for you the next morning. Be sure to remove them at night, too. Once removed, brush your remaining teeth and gums before you go to bed.
Eat healthily! If you consume a diet that’s high in sugar, it could lead to tooth decay as well as a number of other health problems. Healthy food leads to healthier teeth. Try to avoid smoking, too.
Schedule regular checkups. You should see your dentist at least once every six months to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Let Us Help
Our dental care begins with good health – cleanings, fillings, emergency treatment, and more. We also provide both general and cosmetic services, including: