As we advance in age, it is typical that the nerves in our teeth begin to shrink and become even worse if there is an out of normal enamel-wear issue that can make teeth more vulnerable to additional dental problems. As much as this is not a normal aging process it is a common issue.

Many things can negatively impact your oral health in the long run including improper occlusion (how your teeth come together) of the teeth, grinding or clenching issues, and certain medications and medical conditions.

How Age Can Affect Teeth:

Certain changes in your body may occur gradually over time as you get older:

  • Cells can renew slower than usual.
  • Weaker immune systems can increase the risk of infection.
  • Tissues can become less elastic and thinner.
  • Bones can become weaker and less dense.

These changes can impact the bone and tissue in the oral cavity and may lead to future dental problems.

The best time to take ideal care of your teeth is today! Routine care is essential. Prevention they say is better than cure and truly is most comfortable, least costly, and it preserves your teeth!

Being able to eat normally with a full set of teeth is a gift you must preserve as it helps you have the best nutrition for not just your oral health but also your overall health.

There are many myths regarding dental conditions in older people or in an aging population. For example, many people still think that losing one’s teeth is common when you get older. This is not true. Losing teeth is a disease process. If cared for properly, teeth can and will last a lifetime.

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