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How to live past 100 – dental habits and tips to extend life

Coming soon. In this article, we will discuss how dental health may affect your longevity. We will discuss these topics:
– orthodontics
– amalgam fillings
– root canals
– titanium implants
– missing teeth
– periodontal disease
– the connection between oral health and systemic health.

If you want to live a long life your focus on dental health is essential, and this article will help you.

There is no surefire way to guarantee a long life, but there are certain habits and behaviors that have been shown to increase longevity and improve overall health. Some dental habits and tips that may help you to live a longer and healthier life include:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly
    Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and can help to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and reduce your risk of developing dental problems.
  • Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks
    Consuming sugary and acidic foods and drinks can weaken the enamel on your teeth and increase your risk of tooth decay and cavities. Limiting your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks can help to protect your teeth and keep them healthy.
  • Quit smoking
    Smoking is a major risk factor for a variety of health problems, including tooth loss, gum disease, and oral cancer. Quitting smoking can improve your oral health and reduce your risk of developing these and other health problems.
  • See your dentist regularly
    Regular dental checkups and cleanings are important for maintaining good oral health and detecting and treating any problems early on. Seeing a dentist at least twice a year can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent dental problems from becoming more serious.
  • Stay hydrated
    Drinking plenty of water can help to keep your mouth and teeth healthy by washing away food particles and bacteria and keeping your mouth hydrated. It’s important to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to maintain good oral health.

In addition to these dental habits, other healthy lifestyle habits that may help you to live a longer and healthier life include eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, managing stress, and getting enough sleep. By adopting these habits and behaviors, you can improve your overall health and increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.

This article is a work in progress and was published on October 18, 2018, and last updated on June 7, 2023.

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