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Are you concerned about taking steps now to protect your oral health from dental problems related to age? While you have no doubt been informed of the importance of brushing your teeth every day and visiting the dentist regularly, but preventing age-related dental problems requires additional oral hygiene steps that we are happy to provide further information on.

The proper use of your teeth can go a long way in helping you to avoid many dental problems. This requires you to avoid chewing on ice, hard foods, or your nails, to prevent cracking or chipping your teeth. If you do develop oral health problems of any kind, we encourage you to schedule a visit with our dentist right away to protect the health of your teeth and gums.

As you get older, you may be prescribed medications that include dry mouth as a side effect and lead to further dental problems, such as an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. When you visit the dentist for checkups or treatment, be sure to notify him of any prescription medications you take regularly.

If you would like to speak with Dr. Steven Hever to further discuss how aging affects your oral health, please feel free to call Finesse Dental Care at (805) 742-4749 today and schedule an appointment.