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Most everyone knows to brush and floss your teeth. However, not enough people actually take their oral care seriously. As we age, this can be a major problem. Did you know that as you age your oral health can be at risk? That is because there are many conditions that can occur as you age if you do not properly care for your smile.

Our team here at Pine Ridge Dental in Lincoln, Nebraska, is happy to give you some information about how age affects your oral health and a few conditions associated with aging.

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 Pine Ridge Dental, we understand that life is constantly changing, which is why we are here to remind you to care for your smile and help keep your oral check-up appointments. We take pride in giving you the best treatment possible and help keep your smile in healthy, beautiful shape. So call us today at 402-423-1100 and schedule an appointment. Let us give you something to truly smile about this festive season!