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You probably know that there are several things you could do if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. However, did you know that your teeth won’t just weaken on their own? Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stop your teeth from weakening as you get older.

For instance, you should remember to brush and floss your pearly whites every day. If you don’t, you could be more vulnerable to problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Unfortunately, other issues could also leave you more vulnerable to decay and gum disease. For instance, biting ice, pens, pencils, or any other inedible object could actually hurt your teeth. Sadly, chewing on any of these things might cause cracks, which could weaken the protective layer of your teeth.

You should also try to stay hydrated to protect your oral health. Sadly, as you get older, your odds of being dehydrated increase. This is partially because your body won’t retain water as well as it once did. However, please be aware that medications can also cause dehydration. Sadly, if you’re dehydrated, you could be more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay.

If you’d like to learn more about how age can affect your teeth in Clark, New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to give Kelner Periodontics LLC a call at 732-587-6740. Our dentist, Dr. Danielle Kelner, and our team will be glad to inspect your teeth and to help you keep your pearly whites strong. We’re excited to receive you call.