As we age, our bodies change. The teeth, gums, and other parts of our mouths aren’t exempt from this rule, making it important to preserve oral hygiene at every stage of life. If you need insight on how to care for your dental health properly over time, Utah dentist Dr. Keith Warr can provide screenings and education to optimize and support your at-home care.
To enjoy optimal oral health, it’s important to be aware of risks like the following:
- Tooth decay, especially around the roots of teeth and any dental restorations
- Tooth loss
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum recession
- Gingivitis or periodontitis (the two stages of gum disease)
In addition to conditions affecting the mouth, another major disorder can pose a risk to your dental health as well as the rest of your body. Diabetes can increase the risk of inflammation and infection of teeth and gum tissue.
The first step to preserve a healthy mouth and attractive smile as you get older is good dental hygiene at home. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and eat a nutritious diet that encourages sturdy teeth and gums.
Dr. Warr can augment your oral health routine with regular checkups and cleanings. In addition to removing built-up plaque from your teeth and providing feedback on how well you’re maintaining your mouth, our dentist offers a range of treatments for disorders affecting the teeth, gums, breath, and other aspects of your dental health.
Please contact Warr Dental or call 801-216-3713 today to schedule an appointment with our Utah dentist. Dr. Warr welcomes patients from Salt Lake City, Midvale, West Jordan, and other nearby communities.