I bet you have a huge question mark above your head right now. Right ? You are thinking.. teeth don’t age. Well, they do. Everything on and in our bodies age, as much as we fight it, it happens. And your teeth are no exception because they are part of your body, they age too.
A nice smile is generally what I notice first about someone. For years I was not happy with my teeth or my smile, and as I got older I realize it is part of me and now I embrace my smile and show it often.
Teeth become less sensitive to cavities and other problems meaning if you don’t get regular care you might have issues you don’t even know about. Having your teeth cleaned every six months is very important and talking with your Dentist about any changes or suspicions you might have with your teeth and mouth.
Your teeth get darker with age. Of course our diets do play a part of our teeth changing colors. Drinking coffee, tea, red juices, etc., all play a part in the color of our teeth.
Your gums may recede which will result in roots being exposed which will cause sensitivity and a chance of decay.
Many medications cause dry mouth, and dry mouth can raise a persons risk for decay and gum disease.
There are many things we can do that will help our aging teeth stay healthy. Protect your teeth with these steps.
Brush twice daily or after every meal (preferably) with a good toothpaste. My favorite is one from Young Living called Thieves Aromabright. I also love the Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash and the Thieves mints. I used to use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth but always had the sensitivity issues regardless. I have been using essential oil mouth care products for a couple years now and my teeth are healthy and my mouth always feels great.
Floss after each meal or after everything you eat. I have been doing this for years and my dentist comments every visit that she can tell I floss 😉
Don’t smoke! Smoking increases problems with gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Let’s just say.. Don’t smoke 😉
And, see your dentist regularly. Of course, don’t let them talk you into things your don’t need. You don’t need X-rays every time you see the dentist. Who needs that radiation every six months or every year.. nobody. So, unless you have issues you feel need to be checked, or they are watching a certain tooth for something.. tell them no more X-rays.
And last, but not least, eat healthy. A healthy diet helps with strong bones and healthy teeth.