How to Help Your Teeth as They Age

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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.

If you’re interested in protecting your teeth, you should try to keep them as healthy as you can. In other words, you should try to stay away from gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing and flossing will help, but did you know that there are certain medications you should stay away from as well? To avoid this issue, and other problems, we recommend telling our dentist about medications you’re taking.

If you’re interested in learning more about how aging affects your teeth, please don’t hesitate to give Clearpoint Dentistry a call at 281-487-2400. We’ll be happy to examine your smile and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez and the rest of our team look forward to hearing from you soon!