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Even if your oral health care is slipping, there is still time to make sure your teeth and gums last for the rest of your life, and function as they are intended to. Although your teeth and gums will age over time, just as the rest of your body will, they are designed to last a lifetime and can be saved if you are willing to treat and care for them. Caring for your teeth includes oral health care treatments administered by your own hand as well as those provided by your dentist.

Treating your smile right includes making sure your teeth are always clean and free of debris. Brush your teeth twice every day and floss once every day. For maximum effectiveness, consider switching to water flossers and electric toothbrushes. For additional help with your oral health care, schedule bi-annual professional cleanings twice per year and attend routine check-ups with your dentist.

As your teeth age, it is important to limit unhealthy habits in your lifestyle. Bad habits such as drinking, smoking, and using drugs are more hazardous to your body and your oral health as you get older. Remove these habits from your life as well as other negative habits that you may find yourself being a part of. This includes making sure you are eating right and avoiding snacking between meals.

To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating your aging teeth and gums, contact Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Chelsea at 734-475-8911. Come visit Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team at our dentist office in Chelsea, Michigan by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Make the change you seek in yourself today!