Your Age and Oral Health: What Is Important to Know?

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting American children. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. The CDC also reports about 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older suffer from periodontitis. These statistics highlight why oral health is important at any age.

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How Does Your Age Affect Oral Health?

happy family 2Our dentists in Roseville, CA, welcome patients of any age. At Miners Ravine Dental Group, we want to ensure you develop proper oral hygiene habits to protect your gums and teeth for a lifetime.


According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should take your child to the dentist within six months of them getting the first tooth or by their first birthday.

You should ideally introduce your child to the dentist as early as possible. This way, they will always feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair and build a relationship with the dentist built on trust. In return, our team will teach you and your child how to maintain a healthy smile for life. We are happy to help your child build a strong foundation for great oral health.


Dental plaque is an invisible film of bacteria that lives in the mouth. They feed on any sugar that is left behind. Plaque also tends to hide where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. For instance, cavities are more likely to develop in the small divots and cracks on the chewing surface of the child’s molars.

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that seals small cracks and divots in the back teeth. Our team can apply sealants during your child’s next dentist or cleaning visit with us. The procedure is painless, fast, and effectively prevents cavities in the long run.


Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. We can take x-rays to better understand how your teen’s wisdom teeth develop in the jawbone. We can then appropriately recommend keeping or extracting them if they are coming in at an angle or if their mouth doesn’t have enough room to accommodate extra teeth in their jaw.

People can live perfectly healthy lives without wisdom teeth. Nonetheless, getting rid of any impacted wisdom teeth before they erupt is important. Otherwise, they could push healthy teeth out of the way while emerging through the gum line.

Teenagers are more likely to use tobacco products of peer pressure, which may increase their risk of getting oral cancer later in life. Tobacco may also stain their teeth over time.


Do you have bleeding or sore gums? If so, why don’t you let our dentists know about the issue so you can work with them to avoid the more serious effects of gum disease? While gingivitis can be reversed through good oral hygiene, the same cannot be said if it progresses into periodontitis.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of adults over 30 have periodontitis. And just as mentioned earlier, periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. It’s also an irreversible condition.

Once a person gets periodontitis, the dentist can only help them manage the symptoms and prevent them from worsening. At our facilities, we offer root planing and scaling to help remove plaque caught in deep gum pockets around your teeth. We can then smooth out the tooth roots so that the receding gums will have a better chance of reattaching to the teeth.

Teeth are mainly supported by the jawbone, gums, and other teeth. This is why it’s essential to always pay attention to your oral health. You raise your chances of further tooth loss when you develop gum disease or lose a tooth. Your best bet for preventing these issues is brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once daily, and visiting a dentist at least every six months.

Call the Professional Dentists at Miners Ravine Dental Group Today

Our dentists at our Roseville, CA office, are accepting new patients. Call (916) 784 3337 today to schedule an appointment with us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.