The Effect of Aging on Your Teeth
- Posted on: Sep 13 2012
Like the rest of your body, your teeth will change with age in ways you may not have anticipated. Much of this has to do with how well you cared for your teeth in your younger years. Factors including nutrition, dental hygiene and teeth cleaning, prompt restorative care, and avoiding bad habits – such as smoking or biting hard substances – will all play a role in how your teeth respond to the aging process.
As you age, you may notice your gums beginning to recede. This is natural, but requires careful attention. By visiting a dentist at least once every six months for thorough cleanings and evaluations, you can help prevent plaque and tartar from accumulating. In turn, this assists in the prevention of periodontal disease.
Age may also result in bone loss, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. When you lose one or more teeth, Dr. Marshall will determine the most effective method of tooth replacement. Dental implants, dental bridges, and implant-supported dentures are all potential options. By keeping up with your bi-annual dental visits, you will give Dr. Marshall a chance to identify early-stage problems before they develop into more serious issues.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania and would like to learn more about caring for your teeth at any age, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an initial consultation.
Posted in: General Dentistry