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Dental care can be a tricky thing, especially through different phases of your life. But there is no need to worry—if you have any questions, Dr. Szilard Zombor and our dental team are more than happy to help you. Today, we are happy to answer frequently asked questions about adult smiles and dental care.

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

Unfortunately, yes, you do still get cavities as an adult. If you’re not careful, poor oral hygiene, failing to visit your dentist, and a high-carbohydrate diet can promote tooth decay development. So, please remember to keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist every six months, and have a smile-healthy diet.

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

Yes, you can absolutely get braces as an adult! In fact, it’s encouraged. You deserve to have the smile of your dreams, and it’s not too late to start working for it. Although moving teeth as an adult is a little trickier than moving teeth as a child, you can still align your teeth and improve your oral health.

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

Smoking is a very harmful and effective habit for your smile. First, it severely discolors your teeth and causes bad breath. It also makes healing after dental treatment difficult, and it makes you prone to gum disease. It can also increase your chances of falling victim to oral cancer. It’s best to quit smoking as soon as possible.

If you have additional questions that were not included in this blog, please feel free to call Concept Dental at 425-697-3907 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you know a little more about dental care in Lynnwood, Washington. We look forward to hearing from you!