How Does Aging Affect Your Dental Health?

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Did you know that growing older affects your dental health? The constant wear and tear on your mouth from chewing and eating food can wear down your teeth and the joints in your jaw. However, that doesn’t mean your teeth will fall out when you are older, as daily habits such as brushing and flossing can keep your teeth strong enough to last a lifetime.  
Don’t let your teeth fall into disrepair as you age. Keep in mind the following oral health tips:
– Remember to brush your teeth twice daily with a brush that has soft bristles. If brushing manually is difficult, try switching to an alternative dental tool such as an electric toothbrush.
– Remember to floss your teeth once daily with a shred-resistant floss. If flossing manually is difficult, try switching to an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser.
– With your dentures, either partial or complete sets, always make sure to remove and clean them daily, either with a denture solution or plain water.
– Your teeth may weaken over time, making bad habits such as smoking or using drugs much more harmful to your teeth and gums.
– Your nerve endings in your teeth get smaller over time, making it harder to spot cavities or tooth decay. For additional help, always visit your dentist for your bi-annual professional cleanings and any oral checkups you may require.
–  Avoid foods that are hard to bite into, as your teeth are more susceptible to cracking and chipping as you age.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Advantage Dentists for an oral examination or checkup, please call our dentist office at 281-829-5000. We are located in Katy, Texas, and Dr. Sula Umansky and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.