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Achieving Optimal Oral Health: Your Guide to a Healthy Smile In Your 30's

By March 02, 2023

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A good oral hygiene routine is essential for achieving and maintaining optimal oral health. Did you know that over 30% of women aged 25 to 44 worldwide have untreated cavities? Ignoring dental concerns has massive implications not just for your oral health but for your overall general health.

This post looks at some ways to improve your dental health after 30.

Drink Water After Meals

While reaching for the toothbrush after eating can be tempting, drink some water and let the acid neutralise. This is because brushing directly after consuming acidic food can cause more damage if you brush directly into your teeth. 

So drink some water, wait 30 minutes, and then brush.

Have Your Teeth Cleaned Professionally

Bruising and flossing daily do not substitute for a good cleaning by a dental hygienist. There will always be spots you might miss, and a qualified dentist or dental hygienist can see inside your mouth and give you tips and advice for improving your oral care if required. As well as this, a professional cleaning can remove plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing can't.

Change Your Diet

An ideal diet consists of heart-healthy foods, foods rich in vitamins and minerals and lacks too much sugar or acidic foods that can damage the enamel on your teeth.

Your diet plays a massive part in how healthy all aspects of your body are, including your oral health. Cut down on junk food, drink fewer fizzy drinks and alcohol, eat more whole grains and vegetables, and don't forget to include calcium-rich foods. Calcium levels drop considerably as you age; calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth.

Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

If you are hesitant to visit the dentist, this can be detrimental to maintaining healthy teeth and gums into your 30s. While professional cleaning is helpful, it doesn't replace semi-annual dental checks and treatments. Whether you are booking a check or need to visit a dental practice such as Mona Vale Dental Implant Centre for more extensive treatment, ensuring you keep up with your regular appointments is vital as you age.

Stop Smoking

Smoking is terrible for your health, linked to lung cancer, and increases the risk of periodontal or gum disease. Aside from this, smoking can give you bad breath and cause staining in the teeth, giving them a yellow appearance. So if you are serious about your gum health, you must quit smoking.

Use Fluoride Products

Pay attention to your toothpaste and ensure it does everything you need. We all know the importance of using fluoride toothpaste. Most UK toothpaste brands include 1,450ppm of fluoride to help you keep your teeth strong and healthy. In addition, look for toothpaste with additional ingredients to keep enamel healthy, help with sensitive teeth or protect your gums when brushing. The enamel's outer layer will demineralise as we age, leaving you susceptible to further damage.


As you age, your body requires different products and support to be as healthy as possible. This includes your oral health and dental care too.

Disclosure* This is a a collaborative post 

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