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You might already know that there are a few things you should consider doing if you’d like to enjoy good oral health. However, would you be surprised to hear that your teeth actually don’t just weaken as you age? Fortunately, there a number of things you could do to stop your pearly whites from weakening as you get older.

For example, you’ll need to keep your teeth clean. If you don’t, you might be more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Sadly, there are several issues that might leave you more likely to have decay and gum disease. For example, biting ice, your nails, pens, or pencils might actually damage your pearly whites. Sadly, chewing on any inedible object can cause cracks, which might damage the protective layer of your teeth.

You might also know that staying hydrated is important, but did you know that staying hydrated can benefit your oral health? Sadly, as we age, our odds of being dehydrated increase. This is partially because your body won’t be able to retain water when you age as well as it could in the past. However, please note that several medications might also cause dehydration, which can make you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay.

If you’re interested in learning more about how age can impact your teeth in Payson, Utah, please feel free to give Kevin J. Reece, DDS a call at 801-465-4474. Our dentist, Dr. Kevin J. Reece, and our team will be happy to examine your teeth and to help you protect the health of your teeth. We’re eager to meet with you.