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You no doubt are familiar with and practice many of the steps you should be taking to maintain excellent oral health, but did you know that your teeth become more vulnerable just by aging? You can keep your smile for a lifetime, but it requires you to understand how age affects your smile.

Your smile can be more vulnerable to dental problems over time, so it’s important that you brush and floss your smile on a daily basis to protect your dental health from tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health risks. You should also avoid any habits that can increase your risk of decay or gum disease. This includes anything that can damage your teeth by cracking them and weakening the tooth enamel, such as chewing on ice, pens, and pencils.

We also encourage you to stay hydrated, especially as you get older and your body no longer retains water as it should, increasing your risk of dehydration. Dehydration can also occur as a side effect of some of the medications you may be taking. If you aren’t well hydrated on a daily basis, you may be at an increased risk gum disease and cavities.

If you would like to speak with our dentist in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, about how your oral health can be affected by age and what you can do to counteract it, please feel free to give Smile Designer a call at 303-566-7223 today and schedule your consultation.