The Facts About Your Teeth and Aging

Published on December 23, 2016

Did you know that your tooth enamel—which is the outer layer of your teeth—is actually the hardest substance in your body? However, teeth tend to grow weaker as you age. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to keep your teeth strong your whole life.

You can avoid many issues by using your teeth properly. In other words, please avoid chewing on your nails, ice, or excessively hard foods. If you do these things, you could chip or crack your teeth. If you experience these problems, please schedule our dentist as soon as possible. You should also brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and your gums healthy and strong.

As you age, you may need to start taking various medications—which could cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a number of problems, such as making your teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re coping with these issues, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We also recommend telling our team about any medications you take when you visit us.

Please feel free to contact our team friendly staff if you’d like to hear more about ways you can protect your pearly whites. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine your teeth for signs of trouble. We’ll also gladly offer tips on how you can keep your teeth strong as you age. We’re excited to meet with you!