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Age and Oral Health: How Your Age Effect to Oral Health?

Age and Oral Health: How Your Age Effect to Oral Health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the USA. The agency also states that over 47% of adults at least 30 years old suffer from periodontitis. These numbers alone reiterate what dentists always say- oral health is important, regardless of age.

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How Does Your Age Affect Oral Health?

Happy FamilyThe dentists at J Street Dental Group are committed to ensuring that patients of all ages practice good oral hygiene habits that will safeguard their teeth and gums for a lifetime. The team also strives to provide unparalleled dental care services.

1. Babies

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, parents and guardians should take their babies to the dentist by their first birthday, or within six months of growing the first tooth.

The organization also recommends introducing young ones to the dentist as early as possible so that they can grow to be comfortable and develop a relationship that’s built on trust. The dentists help the young ones build a solid foundation for good oral health and ways to maintain a healthy smile as they grow older.

2. Juniors

Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless, or pale yellow film that forms on teeth and gum lines. It is made up of bacteria, saliva, and food particles, and it constantly forms on teeth throughout the day. It also hides where toothbrush bristles cannot reach and when left unattended, it turns into tartar which leads to tooth decay and gum disease.

To prevent issues like cavities in juniors, a dentist applies a thin plastic coating that seals the small divots and cracks in a tooth. This creates a barrier between the teeth and the bacteria that causes plaque.

3. Teenagers

Wisdom teeth grow when an individual is between the age of 17 and 25. During a teenager’s appointment, the dentist will take x-rays in order to have a better assessment of these teeth as they emerge from the jawbone. If they erupt at an angle, or the teen does not have adequate room to accommodate them, the practitioner may recommend extraction.

Wisdom teeth are considered remnants of human evolution where early humans needed them to chew harder foods. With changes in dietary needs, these teeth are no longer needed and so, removing them doesn’t have much of an effect.

Due to peer pressure, teens are also at a higher risk of using tobacco which in turn increases their risk of developing oral cancer. Tobacco consumption also stains the teeth, ruining an individual’s perfect smile.

4. Adults

Adults are more prone to severe oral issues such as bleeding gums. When left unattended, gingivitis (the earliest form of gum disease) can develop into periodontitis, which is the more severe and irreversible form of the condition.

As mentioned earlier, the CDC estimates that about half of adults over 30 years in the country suffer from periodontitis. Once it develops, the only measure that can be taken is to manage the symptoms. The team at J Street Dental Group offers scaling and root planing to eliminate the plaque stuck in deep gum pockets around the teeth. The dentists then smooth out the tooth roots to provide space for the receding gums to reattach.

Prevention, however, is always better and patients are advised to take quick action when they notice the following:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Pus between gums and teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums

Teeth are supported by the jawbone, gums, and other teeth. That is why it is imperative to have proper oral hygiene. This entails brushing two times a day, flossing once a day, and scheduling a dental checkup at least twice a year.

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The dentists at J Street Dental Group in Sacramento, CA are trained and committed to helping patients of all ages. Call (916) 443 5677 to schedule a free initial consultation today!



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J Street Dental Group – Candidate Privacy Notice

J Street Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

J Street Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the J Street Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  • Kept securely.


The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.


How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
  • All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO by email, at info@jstreetdentalgroup.com.

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