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Being young has many advantages. As we age, many of us tend to lose some of these advantages like high energy levels and overall health. However, as we age, the body naturally slows down and it’s normal to keep your health in good condition. Your oral health is no different.

Did you know there is a link between your oral health and your overall body health? Well, it’s true! Our office here in Cottage Grove Dental in Cottage Grove, Oregon, is happy to talk to you about some important oral conditions you may be at risk for when you neglect your oral care as you age.

Some of these conditions associated with aging include:

· Sensitivity to medications
· Root and coronal caries
· Dry mouth
· Periodontitis

If you have poor dental habits, you can be at higher risk of these conditions and can have other severe conditions occur such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss, which could also lead to bone loss over time. That is why taking care of your oral health is vital as you age. Easy tips to help keep your smile in classic shape include:

· Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes a day
· Floss daily
· Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
· Visit your dentist once every six months

Here at Cottage Grove Dental in Cottage Grove, Oregon, we are happy to help you keep your oral health in classic condition. Our team is always happy to address your oral concerns and give you the healthy smile you deserve. So, call us today at 541-942-7934 and set up an appointment. We are happy to give you a dental checkup.