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Did you know that as you age, your teeth age with you? To help your oral health, there are some things you will need to know. That’s why our team here at Summit Village Family Dental in Lees Summit, Missouri, is eager to talk to you about how your age may affect your oral health.

As we age, our teeth go through quite a bit. Without proper care and hygiene, your tooth enamel can weaken. You may also find that you are taking medications or have an oral accident that contributes to the weakening of your teeth. That’s why it becomes even more important to brush twice a day for minutes each and floss each night. If you use fluoride toothpaste, the fluoride can help keep your tooth enamel strong as well as prevent cavities or gum disease from hiding in your smile.

As you age, the nerves of your teeth naturally become less sensitive so you are less able to detect tooth problems on your own. That’s why it’s all the more important to visit Dr. Carole Gleich for your checkups semi-annually. If any serious dental conditions go ignored, you may suffer from tooth loss, painful gums, and even bone loss.

If you have questions about your oral health or would like to book an appointment, please call our office today at 816-287-5650. Our friendly staff is always happy to help you with your oral health care questions and needs.