As we get older, many things change. Some are amazing changes that we embrace, and some are not so good. But as we age, it’s important to work side by side with professionals that can help us along the way. One of the changes that we must embrace is the aging of our teeth and having a dentist that understands these changes and wants to help is important.
For some reason, a lot of people incorrectly assume that all teeth will fall out eventually. With proper oral hygiene and consistent visits to your dentist, this does not have to be the case, especially as modern techniques and advances are incorporated into the field of dentistry.
Care for Your Smile as You Age
As we get to be above 50 years old, it becomes incredibly important to pay close attention to the gums. Surprisingly, gum disease—not tooth decay—is the number one reason for tooth loss in adults. Our resistance to infections decreases and our gums, unfortunately, become more prone to gum disease.
By following a consistent routine of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting your dentist regularly, your teeth and gums can remain healthy. Depending on each individual smile, our team can design a plan to help you restore your smile or keep it healthy.
Understand the True Value of Your Smile
Besides just being able to laugh and smile, the health of your teeth is important. The way we talk, the way we eat, and the way we interact with others are all affected by the health of our smile. Taking care of your smile is important for your overall health and success.
You’re Never Too Young or Old for a Beautiful Smile
Technology and techniques are always evolving, so even those that have had dental work or received dentures in the past decade could get something better! Even small things like metal filings can be improved upon with tooth colored fillings. At any age, you can have the smile of your dreams!