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Did you know, as you age your teeth become more defenseless to cavities and gum disease? Well, it’s true! Having a first-rate oral health hygiene routine 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 Miller Family Dental in Houston, Texas, is happy to provide you with this basic information.

An essential thing to remember when you want to care for your smile is to visit your dentist, Dr. Brian Miller every six months. This is because if you have any problems like cavities or signs of gum disease in your smile, it can be addressed as soon as possible. If you delay in treating them, 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 visiting 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 every day. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, you could help keep your oral health 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.

Having a healthy smile as you age could help increase your self-confidence. If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or have any questions about your oral health care needs, please call us today at 281.225.4966 to set up an appointment. We are always happy to take your call.