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As you age, your body undergoes many physical changes, and some of these occur in your mouth. Aging increases the risk of dental problems, and without effective oral care, your smile may be at serious risk. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile by practicing proper dental habits as you age.

Certain dental conditions are more likely to affect an aging smile. These can include:

– Periodontal disease

– Dry mouth
– Discolored teeth

– Tooth sensitivity

– Cavities


Poor dental habits add to your risk of a dental issue and the eventual loss of a tooth. Scott Ellard Dentistry is a reliable oral health facility where you can learn more about your oral health and speak with a trusted dentist about the quality of your dental care habits. We will gladly help you determine if anything in your oral care routine needs to change. These simple dental care tips can preserve your natural smile:

– Brushing twice a day for two minutes
– Flossing every day
– Replacing your toothbrush every 3 or so months, or when it looks worn
– Visiting the dentist as often as recommended

Dr. Scott Ellard and our friendly team invite you to call 269-329-1880 learn more about effective oral care in Portage, Michigan, and how you can improve your dental health with age.