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3 Tips for Your Oral Health as You Age

As we age our bodies change, and this is true for our teeth and gums, too! Not only that, but the everyday wear and tear of life can take a toll on your teeth. Here are three tips on what to expect and how to maintain oral health as you grow in years and wisdom:

  1. Take it easy … reduce the wear and tear on your teeth
    Teeth are very strong and this is still true as you age, however, like all things they can be worn down. A lifetime of use chewing, grinding, biting, and tearing cause your teeth to wear down over time. To help combat this, be conscious of the stress you are putting on your teeth and when possible cut down on chewing hard foods or ice that can cause damage.
  2. Attack dry mouth
    As you age you may experience dry mouth caused by a reduced flow of saliva. Saliva is important to lubricate your mouth, wash foods away, and combat acids produced by plaque. The easiest way to combat dry mouth is to drink more water. You can also suck sugarless candy or chewing gum.
  3. Keep an eye out for changes in your mouth
    Keep a diligent eye on your mouth and oral health looking for changes including pain and bleeding as well as changes to your tooth color, and gums and speak with your dentist about it.

To discuss any of your dental concerns or questions, email us at info@lifestyledental.co.uk , or call us on 01772 717316.

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MEET DR. NADIM MAJID & THE LIFESTYLE DENTAL TEAM

Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental school in 2001 and since then has worked in Lancashire for a number of years. He decided to undertake a career in dentistry as he found it was a good mix of science and art and also gave him the ability to help people and make a difference for them.

This really hit home when he worked in a nursing home for a short time and actually saw the impact upon the health and well being of patients whom had lost their teeth the impact was significant on the general health and well being and this is something Dr. Majid wanted to make sure he helped others avoid.

Dr. Majid is trained in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people, dental implants as well as braces. He lives in Lancashire with his two children (twins) and his wife who is a teacher. Dr. Majid has always and will continue to be focused on producing top quality services that his patients have come to expect and appreciate.