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Are you aware that your age can affect your oral health? Well, it’s true! It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still be subjected to tooth decay and other oral health problems. That is why, our team here at Advanced Dental Care in Burlington, Massachusetts, is pleased to talk to you about how your age can affect your oral health.

As we age, our teeth age too, 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 oral health accidents. With all these factors 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 avert cavities or gum disease from lurking in your smile.

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

If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, or would like to schedule a cleaning, please call us today at 781-272-2875 to set up an appointment with a member of our friendly staff.