Relationship between Dental Health and Aging

As human beings grow older, it becomes more crucial to stress on proper dental and teeth care. There is a popular misconception that it is inevitable to lose a tooth. However, it is incorrect as teeth can last for an entire life period if good care is taken.

As you age, there are changes inside your mouth too. There are nerves inside the teeth whose size become smaller. Thus, your teeth’s sensitivity to cavities and various other problems become less. But if regular dental checks are not carried out, these problems cannot be detected till it is very late. When you really want to look and feel good, you need to be fit and healthy and look good all through your life. A healthy mouth can make all the difference in your life.

Tips to improve oral health

  • You should brush your teeth daily with a toothbrush that has soft bristles. An electric toothbrush may be also used twice every day for getting benefits.
  • You must use a flossing tool to clean the teeth well.
  • You should clean your dentures daily if you are wearing them.
  • Immediately quit smoking for your oral health. Smoking not only exposes you to a higher risk for various types of cancer including lungs, it also aggravates dental problems such as tooth loss, tooth decay and gum disease.
  • You should go to your dentist on a regular basis for a thorough dental checkup.
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To Our Most Valued Patients:

We will be closed and available for emergency only care until further notice. We must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, the NM Dental Board and the American Dental Association.

If you have an appointment for non-emergency dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or fillings), the appointment has been canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only. If you are having a true dental emergency call us at 575-523-8663 or 575-520-5036

This decision was not easy, but necessary. The health and well-being of our patients and team members are our primary focus.

We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our team members, and the entire community. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during these trying times and we wish you all the best of health.

In Good Health,
Dr. Robert Mabry and Team