Mary Louise has been a patient of Dr. Gail McLaurin for 20 years. She is 94 and is such a joy. Her stories are breathtaking and her smile is radiant. We wanted to share her tips for keeping such a healthy smile.
Whether you keep your teeth for a lifetime or not is greatly dependent on the person who takes care of them. YOU. Most dental problems (mainly GUM disease the number one cause of tooth loss) are not only treatable BUT avoidable!
- Going to the dentist is cheaper than not. Counter intuitive but just visiting the dentist once or twice a year for maintenance and routine cleaning will help prevent both gum disease and tooth decay, further more when problems are detected they are very small and less costly to fix or prevent.
- Your teeth have natural enemies. Diet and activities like smoking play a role in your general dental wellness. Smoking and chewing tobacco greatly reduces your resistance to fighting gum disease.
- Teeth are meant to work together, if you loose one, get it replaced.
“Everyone is different, circumstances and life experiences are unique, However be the biggest fan of your smile and it will stick with you for a long time.”
Pictured with Dr. McLaurin April 18, 2012