Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Dental Care Dangers that Make your Teeth Show your Age

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Aging affects every part of your body, but few people consider how it can harm the look of your smile. Learn how to protect yourself from the dental damage that comes from the test of time.

Dreaded Dry Mouth

Did you know that your saliva naturally cleans your teeth by rinsing away any built-up or hidden food particles and plaque? But as you age, you are likely to produce less saliva due to certain medications, illnesses, and the aging process in general. This can cause dry mouth, which could lead to many dental care problems and the appearance of aging teeth since saliva is no longer washing away bacteria. To combat this condition, try to stay hydrated, brush after meals, and floss daily to prevent pesky plaque from building up on your teeth.

Gum Disease Grief

Gum disease is one of the biggest risks for aging teeth. Bacteria in the mouth can cause gums to recede, exposing more of the tooth’s root. This gum recession is actually the origin of referring to seniors being “long in the tooth.” Plus, gum disease can threaten the strength of the tooth’s bone and lead to tooth loss. But it’s never too late to be proactive about protecting yourself from gum disease by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your family dentist in Crown Point every six months.

Wear and Tear Woes

Years and decades of eating, drinking, and everyday activities can take a toll on teeth. Plus, many of us unintentionally brush too hard and forget about flossing, which can contribute to dental damage. Whether you’ve been diligent or negligent with your dental care over the years, it’s never too late to start taking better care of your teeth. From now on, try to brush very gently with soft-bristled toothbrushes, floss at least once daily, and see your family dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Acid Agonies

Some of the foods and drinks you love may contain acids that wear away tooth enamel over time. This leads to enamel erosion and yellowish stains, which can make your teeth appear darker and make you look older. Dental care experts recommend you limit your intake of acidic foods and beverages like citrus fruits, sodas, and wine. When you do occasionally enjoy them, wait thirty minutes before brushing your teeth to avoid brushing away your enamel. Also, try using special toothpastes designed to strengthen enamel and guard against the effects of acids.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point.

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