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Keizer Family Dental Care October 2019 Newsletter
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Ways of Making Oral Hygiene Easier As We Age
As we get older, many of us struggle to have the same dexterity we once had. This is due to our joints getting weaker and more tender. Plus, many of us will face arthritis. If you struggle with painful hands, that can directly impact your ability to care for your mouth. Here are a few tips to make brushing and flossing a little easier, that way, you can maintain your healthy smile.

Change Your Oral Hygiene Tools

One of the best ways of keeping your teeth clean when your hands hurt is to get yourself a bigger handled toothbrush. The larger handle can make holding it easier, as you do not need as much small muscle control to move it around your mouth. It should also be an electric toothbrush so that it cleans the surface of each tooth without you needing to move it around as much.

Another tool you can get to make the process easier is a water flosser. Instead of having to twist your hands up and try and floss your teeth, this tool does it much more easily. Instead of string, a water flosser uses water or mouthwash to spray a stream between your teeth and remove debris. This is much easier for sore hands to maneuver, allowing for better oral health.

If you are struggling to keep your teeth clean because of aging, contact us. We can work out a plan to help you keep your original teeth for as long as possible. It may mean you coming in a little more often for help keeping your teeth clean, or it may be a totally different treatment plan. It all depends on your needs. Reach out to us today!

Ways of Avoiding Dental Stains
There are several things you can do to avoid dental stains. If you want to keep your pearly whites as long as possible, you need to make sure you watch what you eat and what you drink. If you regularly consume coffee and tea, your teeth will develop stains. The same goes if you use tobacco. It is a matter of time before your teeth change color. Thankfully, you have options. Coming in for regular cleanings helps to avoid stains, as does drinking through a straw. If you need a lighter look for your teeth, we can also help with whitening. Call our office today!

Are There Different Types of Tooth Sensitivity?
Many people understand that if they eat something cold, it can sometimes shock their mouth. This is because their teeth are sensitive to the cold. However, did you know there are other types of sensitivity you may experience as well? It's true. Your mouth, specifically your teeth, can be sensitive to temperatures and flavors. You may notice pain from cold as well as hot foods, where you feel those shocks through your teeth and into your gums and jaw. Plus, you may also notice this type of pain from sweets and sour foods as well. If you have sensitivity issues, make sure to come in and get it treated!

Keizer Family Dental Care strives to provide the best possible dental care in a warm and caring environment. We enjoy talking with our patients and would love to hear from you. Just click the "Submit Question" link below.



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4600 River Road North, Keizer, OR 97303



 

 

 
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