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Did you know your age can affect the outcome of your oral health? Well, it’s true! No matter how old you are, you can suffer from to tooth decay and other oral health problems. That is why, our team here at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS in Shelby Township, Michigan, is happy to talk to you about how your age can affect your oral health.

As we age, our teeth age with us, and without proper care and hygiene, the tooth enamel can become weaker as your oral health decreases. As we age in our life, other things can also become factors to weaken tooth enamel such as medications or accidents. With all these cases in mind, it’s important to remember to brush twice a day, for two minutes a day, every single day while flossing each night. If you use a fluoride toothpaste, the fluoride can help keep your tooth enamel healthy, and prevent cavities or gum disease from lurking in your smile.

It is also imperative to remember to visit your dentists, Drs. Ray McKinley & Brittany McKinley-Holloway, for your checkups semi-annually. This is needed because your dentist can discover if any threats like cavities or gum disease are appearing that needs to be addressed. If these situations go ignored, you could suffer from tooth loss, painful gums, and even bone loss. That is why visiting your dentist is the best thing you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you are concerned about your oral health, or feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please call us today at 586-685-0880 to set up an appointment. Our team stands ready to take your call and help you in any way we can.