AC0T7722Researchers in Japan did a study among 600 senior citizens who are 70 years old and concluded that their “study suggests that retaining more teeth might be a useful indicator for longevity of older people.” This means that people who have more teeth may have a higher chance of living longer.

You would not become immortal even if you have a full set of teeth when you are old, but if having more teeth gives you a higher probability of having more time with your friends, family and loved ones, why not give it a shot?

Here are a few tips for you to have long lasting teeth:

  • Make your appointments with your dentist a routine every six months
  • Ensure your dentist is doing a complete periodontal (gum) evaluation at least once a year
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, for at least two minutes each
  • Floss once a day
  • Do not share your toothbrush with anyone
  • Use a toothpaste with fluoride
  • Visit your dentist if you persistently grind your teeth at night
  • Ensure that you meet your daily requirements for calcium and vitamin C
  • Reduce your sugar intake
  • Quit smoking

Parents are also encouraged to start tooth loss prevention for kids while they are young using these methods:

  • Clean your baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after every feeding (this also means not to put your child to bed with a bottle of milk)
  • Brush together with your child to inculcate good brushing habits
  • Bring your child to a Paedodontist for a routine dental checkups every six months

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