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Advice With Some Teeth

Oral hygiene needs to change with aging

(HealthDay) -- Brush and floss. You've been doing that for decades. and your teeth are in fine shape. Why change? Because as you age, your dental needs change.

The University of Michigan News and Information Service says it's important to change your oral hygiene regimen to meet new needs. The service says you may need to use a fluoride rinse or have your dentist coat your teeth with a special material to help prevent cavities.

Even if your teeth are in great shape, the longer you live, the better the chance you will face the problem of receding gums. Small brushes to clean between teeth and special floss threaders can help you keep your gum lines clean and lessen the chances they will recede.

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