Age and Its Effects on Your Dental Health

Posted December 10, 2015.

As you know, your appearance changes as you age—but did you know that the appearance of your teeth will change as well? While this change may be inevitable, there are a few things you can do to prevent these changes.

Unfortunately, over time your teeth will wear down and change shape. This is simply the result of eating and chewing but the problem can be made worse by teeth grinding and nail biting. This may not seem like a serious issue, but you could be surprised by how much the shape of your teeth can change and by how heavily it could affect your smile.

Speaking of how your teeth change, have you heard that your teeth grow more brittle with time? Fortunately, if you care for your smile properly, your teeth should stay strong. That means you should brush and floss every day and visit your dentist every six months. Keeping up your oral hygiene will also help you prevent tooth discoloration.

One of the most important things you can do is care for your smile now to prevent major problems. This means you should visit your dentist regularly—typically every six months unless your dentist tells you otherwise. Similarly, you should remember to visit your dentist if you notice something is wrong—even if it is something as seemingly simple as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or a chipped tooth. Each of these issues can lead to more serious problems.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon.