You may notice that as you get older your teeth don’t seem as healthy as they used to be – or even could be. As with other parts of your body, your teeth and mouth feel the effects of aging. While many men and women may focus purely on their skin or the way their body looks, paying attention to changes that occur within your mouth is equally important. Unlike a yearly physical exam, you get to see your dentist twice a year. By keeping up on your routine oral maintenance, you should be able to stave off some of the effects of aging that we all go through.
Aging Teeth and Gums
The lifestyle choices and dental habits, and even genetics, you have will affect the most obvious changes, but other things, such as dry mouth and receding gums may be unavoidable. However, a consultation with Dr. Whitmore can give you answers for what can be done to keep your mouth as healthy as can be.
Issues aging makes men and women more prone to include:
- Tooth discoloration
- Dry mouth
- Gum recession
- Tooth loss
Preventative maintenance is important to minimize the effects of how well your dental health is as you age. Your at-home dental routine is vital, as is your biannual dental exam and cleaning. Getting to the root of the issue before it becomes a serious problem is an effective way to keep your smile healthy and white. You may also speak to Dr. Whitmore and his team about cosmetic solutions for discolored teeth, such as teeth whitening or veneers.
If you would like to learn more about what can be done to counter the effects of aging on your teeth and gums, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.