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Sometimes taking care of your smile and even understanding dental care can be a bit tricky, especially with each phase of your life. However, Dr. Alexander Zubkov and our dental team are always happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We want you to know all you need to know about your smile and oral health so you can keep them in tip-top shape and achieve your smile goals.

Today, we are happy to answer some frequently asked questions about adult dental care to help you know a little more.

Question No. 1: Do I still get cavities now that I’m older?
Yes, your teeth can still get cavities now that you’re older, unfortunately. Tooth decay doesn’t just attack children and teen’s smiles. This is why you need to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape regularly. You can do so by keeping up on oral hygiene, visiting your dentist for your six-month checkup appointments, and having a tooth-healthy diet.

Question No. 2: Can I get braces as an adult?
Yes, you can still get braces and align your teeth as an adult. In fact, it’s strongly encouraged! Having a straight smile can help you have an improved oral health and it can also help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. So, don’t be shy to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.

Question No. 3: What does smoking do to my smile and oral health?
Smoking is a very harmful habit for your smile as well as your entire body, as you may have already known. When it comes to the smile, smoking severely discolors the teeth, irritates the gums, and promotes bad breath. It also encourages the development of gum disease, which is a dental issue that can result in tooth loss, and it increases your risk of having oral cancer. It’s best to avoid smoking altogether.

Do you have additional questions about dental care in Enfield, Connecticut? If so, call Associates in Dentistry today at 860-745-2712 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!