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Spice is in the air and pumpkin pies are on the horizon. With so many delicious treats and foods lurking in the shadows this Halloween season, it’s easy to get swept up in the sugary delight of the season. However, here at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY, Springdale, Arkansas, we want you to have a happy Halloween and remind you to keep your smile healthy too!

As we age, our health becomes more important than ever and your oral health is no different. Without proper care and treatment, you can be at high risk for some oral conditions as you age, especially if you neglect your oral hygiene. Some of these conditions associated with aging include:

· Dry mouth
· Periodontitis
· Root and coronal caries
· Sensitivity to medications

If you have poor dental habits, you can be at higher risk of these conditions and can have other severe conditions occur such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss, which could also lead to bone loss over time. That is why taking care of your oral health is vital as you age.

Easy tips to help keep your smile in classic shape include:

· Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes a day
· Floss daily
· Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
· Visit your dentist once every six months

If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup, please give us a call at 479-756-8631. We are always happy to lead your smile to positive oral health. You are also always welcome to swing by and make an appointment. Until we see you, our friendly staff here at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY wishes you and your family a spooktacular holiday season.