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.
One reason teeth seem to weaken with age is that that some medications can cause problems with your oral health. It is important for you to tell our dentist about any medications you may be taking. Some medications can actually leave you more prone to dry mouth, which can make you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay. Fortunately, if you tell our team about the medications you take, we may be able to help you devise an alternative.
If you’re interested in learning more about how aging affects your teeth, please don’t hesitate to give Complete Care Dental a call at 610.833.1919. We’ll be happy to examine your smile and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Neil Dhillon and the rest of our team look forward to hearing from you soon!