Top Tips for a terrific smile

By Joyce Wiswell, Michigan Prime - July 2016

Michigan Prime July 2016

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We’ve heard those words all our life, but Bruce Smoler, D.D.S., begs to differ.

“When it comes to teeth, people also say, ‘No pain, no problem.’ But that is not necessarily true,” says the Westland dentist, who advises older patients to be proactive with their dental health in recognition that life expectancies continue to grow. “A lot of dentists were trained in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s when life expectancy was lower. I have had patients who were told they are old, so why save your teeth? Now they are 83 and a dental cripple. But patients well into their 90s and 100s can keep their teeth.”

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