As life goes by, without extra care our health could decline rapidly. By taking care of your health as you age, you can avoid many health problems and keep your body healthy through the chapters of life. Did you know, the same is true for your smile? As we age, our teeth age with us, and time can make them more susceptible to oral health problems without care. That is why, our team here at Scott J. Ferguson, DDS in Kimball, Michigan, is happy to talk to you about taking care of your smile as we age.
Many health studies have proven a link between your oral health and your overall health, so keeping excellent care of your smile could help you take care of other health problems. Key tips for maintaining your oral health include brushing and flossing each day. If you brush twice a day, for two minutes a day, this can help ward off bacteria and gum disease. If you wear full or partial dentures, remember to clean them daily and remove them at night to keep your gums healthy.
Tobacco can increase your risk of serious oral health problems such as cancer, which can also put your body at risk for other cancers in your body like the lungs. Smoking or any tobacco use can dramatically increase your chances of gum disease, which could lead to tooth loss and even bone loss. That is why avoiding this habit could be beneficial to your health in many ways in the long run.
If you have questions about your oral health, please feel free to gives us a call or drop by to schedule an appointment. Drs. Ferguson and Batra, as well as our team, are always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care. So, call us today at 810.985.3301 and let us help you keep your smile healthy for years to come.