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Is There a Good Toothpaste for Seniors to Use?


Posted on 5/15/2024 by Weo Admin
A smiling elderly man. You have been keeping your teeth and gums healthy for years, and now that you are reaching senior status, you may be wondering if you need to change up your dental routine. One way you might want to change your tooth-cleaning routine is to change up your toothpaste. Here are some things you should look for when you are nearing retirement to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Gum Care


One of the most important details you need to keep in mind as a senior is caring for your gums. More than 70 percent of all seniors have gum disease, so the chances are if you do not have gum disease now, you may have it in the future. Several types of toothpaste offer additional protection for your gums. You can look for toothpaste with the words gum health or gum care in it. Also, you can look for cetylpyridinium chloride or stannous fluoride, both of which are good for gum disease.

Tooth Care


If you want your teeth to stay strong and healthy throughout your life, you will want to look for toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride helps repel bacteria and remineralize your teeth. You can also look for toothpaste that is formulated for tooth sensitivity. Many seniors have sensitive teeth because their tooth enamel has decreased. The older you are, the more likely you are to have worn tooth enamel, and toothpaste that fights tooth sensitivity also helps to remineralize your teeth.

Halitosis


Many seniors suffer from halitosis as they get older. Often, seniors suffer from bad breath because they have dry mouths, which causes an increase in bacteria. You can keep your mouth healthy and fight bad breath by using toothpaste with triclosan or zinc in the ingredients to help your breath stay fresh.

Are you unsure what type of toothpaste is right for you now that you have reached senior status? Let us help you find the perfect toothpaste for your needs. Reach out to us today for an appointment.

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