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Avoiding oral health failure as you age commences by taking the necessary steps to ensure your teeth have the maximum chance to flourish. This includes removing any unpleasant habits from your daily life including smoking, drinking, and using drugs. Not only can they destroy your teeth and gums, but many dangerous habits can wreck your overall health as well.

Another key bit of advice is to always take the time to speak with and visit the licensed professionals at our dentist office. We will strive to always be there if you should fall victim to an oral accident or even if you simply want a professional cleaning and a brighter smile. Don’t forget the importance of having your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice every year.

On a daily basis, you should do your best to help your teeth withstand the rigors of dental erosion and oral injuries that can occur. With the foods you consume, always assume your teeth could break or fracture from a solid piece of food. Exercise caution with products like candy apples, hard candy, corn on the cob, corn kernels, and beef jerky when biting into them. In addition, it doesn’t take a lot of brute force to knock out teeth, so if you participate in any activity that could potentially put your teeth at risk, be sure to change your safety habits and always wear the necessary safety equipment.

No matter which option for your dental health care you choose, Dr. Don Schiess and our team at Open Door Family Dentistry will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Medford, Oregon, please schedule an appointment at 541-773-4073. We look forward to bringing your smile back to its fullest.