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Aging can negatively impact oral health


When was the last time you went to your dentist? How often do you brush your teeth? Have you ever lost any of your teeth or had a tooth ache right before a special occasion? Maybe you thought, "I should have gone to the dentist last week." For some reason, it is easier for most people to postpone going to the dentist than most other doctor appointments. Why is that? Perhaps they think that mouth-related problems are simply annoying rather than harmful.

However, it is important for everyone, especially as we age, to take care of our teeth and visit the dentist on a regular basis. Prevention is key. Doing so will help your teeth last a long time, will benefit your overall health, and hopefully make you want to smile!


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8/24/2009
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