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Have you been told that you should expect your pearly whites to grow weaker as you age? While this may be true, there are several things you can do while you’re younger to help your teeth stay healthy and strong as you age. You should visit our team regularly for specific advice, but there are a few general ideas you should follow.

You can avoid many issues by using your teeth properly. In other words, please avoid chewing on your nails, ice, or excessively hard foods. If you do these things, you could chip or crack your teeth. If you experience these problems, please schedule our dentist as soon as possible. You should also brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and your gums healthy and strong.

As you age, you may need to start taking various medications—which could cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a number of problems, such as making your teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re coping with these issues, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We also recommend telling our team about any medications you take when you visit us.

If you’re interested in learning more about how aging affects your teeth, please don’t hesitate to give Payson Dental and Orthodontics a call at 801-465-7966. We’ll be happy to examine your smile and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Brian Kraft and the rest of our team look forward to hearing from you soon!