How Age Affects Your Oral Health

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We all know how age affects our health. However, did you know that age affects your oral health too? According to the American Dental Association, your oral health is linked to your entire body. That is one of the many reasons it is vital to keep your oral health in excellent condition. Yet here at Stewart Family Dentistry in Lithonia, Georgia, we understand not everyone knows the importance of keeping up with your oral health, which is why our team is happy to give you some information about how age affects your oral health and a few conditions associated with aging.

Some of these conditions associated with aging include:

· Sensitivity to medications
· Root and coronal caries
· Dry mouth
· Periodontitis

If you have poor dental habits, you can have severe conditions occur such as severe cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss, which could also lead to bone loss over time. That is why taking care of your oral health is vital as you age. Easy tips to help keep your smile in classic shape include:

· Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes a day
· Floss daily
· Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
· Visit your dentist once every six months

If you would like to come in for your dental cleaning, or would like to learn more about your oral health, please call us today at 770-872-0662 and schedule an appointment. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today and come in for an oral health checkup. Let us keep your smile healthy this holiday season.