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Did you know, as you age your teeth become more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease? Well, it’s true! Having excellent oral health hygiene is essential to keeping your smile healthy. To help you understand how to properly take care of your teeth as you age, our team here at Meyer Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, is happy to provide you with this information.

The most important thing to remember when you want to care for your smile is to visit your dentist, Dr. James Meyer every six months. This is because if you have any cavities or signs of gum disease in your smile, it can be addressed as soon 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 in your jaw. That is why checking in regularly with your dentist is always essential to your oral health care.

While you are at home, it is important 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 effective mouthwash can also help keep any bacteria in your smile from causing you any dental complications.

If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or if you have any questions about your oral health, please call us today at 864-213-4442 for a checkup. Our team of professionals is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns pertaining to your oral health care.