It is hardly surprising to learn that your health needs can change through the years. With that said, people sometimes overlook how their oral health needs may be impacted as they age. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we understand that people in different age groups can benefit from different oral health care strategies. While adults can be familiar with good oral hygiene practices and the problems associated with tooth decay, children can require some guidance on these matters. Because of that, we can make sure helpful instructions are a part of pediatric dental exams. For adult patients, we can provide dedicated preventive dental care as well as guidance on how you best protect your teeth over many years.

The Benefits Of A Lifelong Commitment To Good Oral Health

If you stay committed to preserving a healthy smile, you can avoid problems like tooth decay and gum disease over the course of your life. Once you develop good habits, it is important to stick with them. If you remain committed to thorough brushing and flossing, and also take care of your diet, you can remain safe from cavities even as gradual wear and tear weakens your tooth enamel.

Helping Kids Learn How To Take Care Of Their Teeth And Gums

When we work with children, our practice takes care to create a welcoming atmosphere, and to help them understand why it is important for them to take care of their oral health. Helpful instructions at an early age can involve talking about cavities – how they form, and what can be done to stop them. They can also involve showing kids how to properly brush and floss so that they fight plaque and tartar buildup on their own. Of course, even with access to dedicated oral health care in the dentist’s office, kids can benefit from encouragement and guidance at home.

Protecting Your Smile As You Age

Adults can keep their teeth safe from oral health problems by consistently brushing, flossing, and making smart diet choices. However, it is important to note that your relative risk for tooth decay may change over time because of dental wear and tear. As layers of your enamel are worn away over time, you may notice that your teeth start to look dull. You can also experience dental sensitivity, and a higher risk for cavities. Keeping up with good habits over the years can limit your risk, and also help you hold onto your lovely smile!

Our Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office Can Help Patients Of All Ages Maintain Their Oral Health

At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we understand that patients have different needs at different points in their life. To learn how we can make sure you are receiving the right oral health care, or to reach one of our other locations near you, please contact us at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.