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Did you know, as you age your smile become more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease? Having outstanding oral health hygiene is essential to keeping your smile healthy. To help you appreciate how to properly take care of your teeth as you age, our team here at Dental Arts of Catoosa in Catoosa, Oklahoma, is happy to provide you with this information.

To begin, the most important thing to remember when you want to care for your smile is to visit your dentist, Dr. Soren Michaelsen every six months. This is because if you have any cavities or signs of gum disease it can be addressed as soon as possible. If you delay in repairing cavities or gum disease, you could suffer painful and costly consequences, such as tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even bone loss in your jaw. That is why checking in frequently with your dentist is always essential to your oral health care.

While you are 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 occur. 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 a mouthwash can also help keep any bacteria in your smile from causing you any dental complications.

If you would like to find out more about your oral health, or if you have any questions pertaining to your oral health care, please call us today at 539-204-9977 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team is happy to take your call and help you in any way we can.