As we become older, we experience changes. Some are good, and others may drive us crazy. However, when it comes to bodily changes, it helps to have a caring professional on your side. It’s a common belief that as we age, we inevitably lose teeth. However, it’s not true. It takes a lifetime of good care, but your teeth can last you throughout your life. Modern dentistry and the use of the latest technology means you can keep your smile throughout your progressing years.
Did you know gum disease is the main cause of missing teeth, not tooth decay? It’s important to care for your gums, especially if you are over 50. As we grow older, our bodies find it harder to resist infection, such as those that cause gum disease.
With careful management from your dental team at New Smile Dental and a daily routine of brushing and flossing, you can keep healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist can help you to maintain good oral health and can recommend if you need more frequent cleanings to specific procedures such as root planning and scaling.