How Teeth Change with Age
As you get older, everyday wear and tear can take a toll on your smile. But there are lots of things you can do to keep your teeth in good shape. Follow the following steps and you’ll have lots to smile about as you get older.

Cut Down Wear and Tear

Your teeth are really strong. Still, they can get worn down. Chewing, grinding, and biting wears away the enamel — that hard, outer layer of your teeth. It also flattens the parts you use when you bite and chew.

You can’t erase all of wear and tear, but you can keep it from getting worse. Chewing ice is a no-no and so are other hard foods – they can result in chipped or broken teeth.

Poor bites can also wear teeth down, and that may require dental work, and nighttime grinding, which may require wearing a night guard. Fulp Family Dentistry can help with all of these issues.

Keep Your Gums Healthy

Bacteria or plaque is forming on your teeth all the time. If not removed, it can cause soreness, swelling, and bleeding in your gums. It can even cause infections that damage the bone underneath.

Following these rules will help your smile age gracefully, but a dental refresh always helps as well.  Call Fulp Family Dentistry to teeth whitening, help for sore or infected gums, straightening or any number of simple dental procedures that can make a huge difference in your smile.