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If you ever saw your grandparent’s dentures when you stayed at their house as a child, you probably were a bit creeped out by the sight of teeth floating in a cup of water, right?

Well, the truth is some people end up needing dentures later on in life; however, that’s far from an ideal situation. Today we’re going to look at some advice Dr. Alfred Haeberer has to help you avoid the need for dentures and keep all of your teeth well into old age.

Oral health regimen

The first step is establishing a routine oral health regimen that you adhere to as strictly as possible. Brushing twice daily, flossing once, and using mouthwash after brushing are three things you must do if you want to keep all of your teeth well into old age.

Regular checkups
You also need to make sure that you visit Dr. Alfred Haeberer on a regular basis as well. Regular dental checkups at an important part of keeping your oral health in the best shape possible. These checkups can spot cavities before they’re seen or felt, they remove tartar (hardened plaque that can cause gum disease) and also screen for oral cancer. All of these things are imperative to keeping your real teeth in your head for your entire life.

Don’t let your oral health suffer to the point where you need dentures. If you’re worried your oral health needs help, call us today at (703) 291.0884 to schedule an appointment with our team here at Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Potomac Falls, Virginia.