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Did you know, as we get older, our teeth become more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease? Well, it’s true! Having an admirable oral health hygiene routine is essential to keeping your smile healthy. To help you understand how to correctly take care of your teeth as you age, our team here at Jacob S. Miller, DDS in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is happy to provide you with this information.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you want to care for your smile is to visit your dentist, Dr. Jacob Miller every six months. This is because if you have any cavities or signs of gum disease in your mouth, it can be addressed as quickly as possible. If you delay in treating cavities or gum disease, you could suffer painful and costly consequences, such as tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even bone loss. That is why checking in regularly with your dentist is always important to your oral health care.

At home, it is significant to remember to brush your teeth twice a day. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, you could help keep your teeth strong and fight cavities that may appear. Flossing each night after brushing could also help keep your teeth and gums healthy from bacteria or other food particles from causing gum disease or tooth decay. Using an active mouthwash can also help keep any bacteria in your smile from causing you any dental complications.

If you have questions about your oral health or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office today at 616-364-7039. Our welcoming staff is always happy to help you with your oral health care questions and needs.