Aging and Dental Health

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Did you know, your age plays a factor in your oral health? Well, it’s true! No matter what age you are, you can be subjected to tooth decay and other oral health problems. That is why, our dental team here at Unison Dental in Provo, Utah, is happy to talk to you about how your age can affect your oral health.

As we age, our teeth go through a lot of wear, and without proper care and hygiene, the tooth enamel can become weaker. As we age, other things can also become factors to weaken tooth enamel such as medications or accidents. With all these circumstances in mind, it’s important to remember to brush twice a day, for two minutes a day, every single day while flossing each night. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, the fluoride can keep your tooth enamel strong, and help prevent cavities or gum disease from lurking in your smile.

It is also significant to remember to visit your dentist, Dr. Jay Scott for your checkups semi-annually. This is necessary because your dentist can see if any threats like cavities or gum disease are appearing that needs to be addressed. If these conditions go unnoticed, you could suffer from tooth loss, painful gums, and even bone loss. That is why visiting your dentist regularly is the best thing you can do to keep your smile healthy.

If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment to see your dentist, please call us today at 801-615-2917. Our friendly staff stands ready to take your call and help lead you to positive oral health.