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Did you know, your age can affect your oral health? Well, it’s true! No matter how old you are, you can be subjected to tooth decay and other oral health problems. That is why, our team here at MSL Surgery in Warwick, Rhode Island, is happy to talk to you about how your age can affect your oral health.

As we age, our teeth go through a lot, and without proper care and hygiene, the tooth enamel can become weaker. As we age in our life, other things can also become factors to weaken tooth enamel such as medications or accidents. With all these situations 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 help keep your tooth enamel strong, and prevent cavities or gum disease from lurking in your smile.

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

If you have questions about your oral health, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office today at 401-739-5500. Our friendly staff is always happy to help you with your oral health care questions and needs.