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What are some oral hygiene tips for seniors?

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Brush and floss daily to keep teeth and gums in good health. Plaque can build up quickly on teeth, causing tooth decay and gum disease.

To maintain good oral health, it's important to:

Also, the American Dental Association says antibacterial mouth rinse can head off plaque and gum disease.

  • Brush at least twice a day with a toothpaste has fluoride
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day
  • Visit your dentist on a regular schedule for cleanings and exams

From: Dental Care for Seniors WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE:

American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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