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Aging Can Play a Factor in Your Oral Health

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Aging can play an important factor in your oral health. In fact, as you age, your smile does too, making it more important to have proper oral health routines for your smile. That is why our team has prepared some tips on how to help your oral health as you age.

For starters, there are many studies that have shown correlation between your oral health and your overall health. As a result, keeping top-notch care of your smile could help you take care of other health problems. Top tips for maintaining your oral health include brushing and flossing each day. If you brush twice a day, for two minutes a day, this can help keep away bacteria and gum disease. If you wear any dentures, remember to clean them daily and remove them at night to keep your gums in healthy shape.

Tobacco is another factor that can increase your risk of serious oral health problems such as cancer, which can also put your body at risk for other cancers in your body such as the lungs. Smoking or any use of tobacco can dramatically increase your chances of gum disease, which could lead to tooth loss and even lead to bone loss. That is why dodging this habit could be valuable to your health in many ways in the long run.

If you need help with your oral health and are in need of an appointment with Dr. Steven Freeman here at Elite Smiles Dentistry in St. Augustine, Florida, please call us at 904-201-4304 today. Our team is happy to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your oral health care needs.