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If you find yourself being susceptible to dental damage as you are getting older, it could be a sign that dental damage is beginning to outpace your oral health care. This means that you will need to upgrade your cleaning routines, lifestyle choices and diet.

To ensure your smile has the best chance of success, you will need to assess your daily cleaning routines and upgrade as necessary. Always remember you should be brushing twice daily and flossing once daily. However, you should also add a supplemental cleaning tool such as mouthwash. If you suffer from dental erosion, it may be a good idea to clean out your mouth after eating with sugarless chewing gum.

Lifestyle habits include smoking and chewing tobacco. Furthermore, drugs have been shown to destroy your smile. Similar to poor lifestyle habits, a poor diet can also damage your teeth and gums. This can include consuming acidic foods, biting down on hard snacks, or consuming sticky and chewy sweets that can increase the rate at which tooth decay occurs.

If you would like to know if you require advanced oral health care treatments as you are getting older, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Damon P. Swenson and our team at CrossPointe Dental by calling 801-224-7337. Our dentist and team in Orem, Utah, are excited to help!