The Effects of Age on Your Smile

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How important is your smile to you? Are you proud of the way your pearly whites look? But, did you know that the appearance and health of your smile will inevitably change as you age? If you don’t care for your smile, the change could be drastic—and you may not like the results.

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. Many of your smiles changes happen gradually over time, but can be prevented with proper care. Sadly, if you aren’t careful with your smile now, you could ultimately find yourself with a smile you aren’t happy with. This means you need to focus on the little things and visit your dentist when you suspect something is wrong.

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