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Another year has come once more, which means another year is on the way. It’s important to get excited about each coming year, as it is another opportunity to enhance your life and achieve all the goals you set out to accomplish. We suggest making oral healthcare a priority this year to ensure your smile can thrive for many years to come. However, as you age, so do to your teeth, which means additional treatments may be necessary.

It is important to make sure that you are visiting your dentist for routine check-ups, oral examinations, professional cleanings, and essential oral health care treatments. Various treatments you should always consider receiving from your dentist including those checking for numerous diseases including cavities and gum disease, as well as routine oral cancer screenings.

Improving your lifestyle can also keep your smile safe as you age. This includes quitting any bad habits that you may have, including smoking, drinking heavy alcohol, or chewing tobacco. Don’t forget to brush at least twice a day, and floss daily as well. Try to avoid abrasive cleaning products and switch to safer products such as brushes with soft bristles and non-abrasive toothpaste products.

If you think you need additional treatments for your aging smile, please call Steven Rattner DDS so we can get you in to see Dr. Steven Rattner and our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in College Park, Maryland. To reach us, call our office at 301-474-8277.