How Aging Affects Your Teeth

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Thu, 06/20/2013

As family dentists, we treat patients of all ages in Wilson and the surrounding areas, and we see the effects of aging on our patients’ teeth. As you age, your teeth will begin to show natural wear and tear from everyday chewing and biting.

Years of use can make your teeth more susceptible to cracking or chipping, especially if you aren’t careful about chewing hard foods and ice. Taking care to avoid hard foods and pits can keep your teeth in better shape. And with regular visits to your family dentist, we can catch small cracks before they become larger problems.

Teeth also tend to yellow with age. This is due mostly to consuming coffee, tea, red wine and other tooth staining foods. Having your teeth professionally cleaned at your regular checkups will help reduce the appearance of stains. Teeth whitening is also an option to keep your smile looking bright.

Your risk for gum disease can also increase as you age. Maintaining your daily oral hygiene routine will help fight off the bacteria and plaque buildup that can lead to gum disease.

If you are ready to schedule your next dental appointment with one of our experienced Wilson family dentists, please call 252-291-2892 today or contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles, DDS. We serve the communities of Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Wilson, North Carolina.

Dixon Boles & Associates