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If you have questions about your adult smile and oral health, then you’ve come to the right blog. Dr. Mitchell Olson and our dental team understand that dental care can be a little tricky and confusing, so we are happy to teach you more about dental care in Bloomington, Minnesota, so you can better understand your teeth, gums, and smile. We would like to do so by giving you the answers to frequently asked questions about adult dental care in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Question No. 1: Do I still get cavities now that I’m older?

Unfortunately, cavities can form on every smile—no matter the age. So yes, you can still get cavities as an adult. However, there are things you can do to prevent the development of cavities, and those things are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene

-Visit your dentist for your routine dental cleaning and exam appointments

-Have a healthy and balanced diet

Question No. 2: Can I get braces as an adult?

You are more than welcome to align your teeth as an adult. In fact, it’s encouraged because you deserve the smile that will make you proud! Yes, it is a little trickier to align adult teeth than it is to align children and teen’s teeth, but that won’t stop your orthodontist from helping you. So, please feel free to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.

Question No. 3: What does smoking do to my smile and oral health?

Smoking and using tobacco products can harm and even damage your smile. First, it causes severe tooth discoloration. Then it irritates the gums. Next, it causes dry mouth, which oftentimes results in bad breath and cavities. Smoking and using tobacco products can also increase your chances of having gum disease and oral cancer. So, if you’re smart, you would stay away from tobacco products.

For more information and details about adult dental care, call Olson Dental Care today at 952-884-1308! Our dental team is more than happy to talk with you and give you the answers you seek. We look forward to hearing from you!