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Did you know, as you age your teeth become more susceptible to cavities and gum disease? Well, it’s true! Having exceptional oral health hygiene 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 Louis Migliazzo, DDS in Tucson, Arizona, is glad to provide you with this information.

The most significant thing to remember when you want to care for your smile is to visit your dentist, Dr. Louis Migliazzo every six months. This is because if you have any tooth decay or signs of gum disease in your smile, it can be addressed as soon as possible. If you delay in treating cavities or gum disease, you could suffer painful and costly results, such as tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even bone loss in your jaw. That is why checking in regularly with your dentist is always vital to your oral health care.

While you are at home, it is imperative to remember to brush your teeth twice a day. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, you could help keep your teeth strong and fight away cavities that may appear. Flossing every 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 work to keep any bacteria in your smile from causing you any dental complications.

To learn more about your oral health, or find out if you have any cavities, please call us today at 520-323-7550. Our friendly and professional team is happy to schedule an appointment with you and assist you in any way we can.