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You may already know that there are quite a few things you should do if you would like to protect your oral health. Still, have you heard that your pearly whites don’t actually weaken on their own? Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to stop your teeth from weakening as you age.

For example, you might also know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly. If you don’t, you might be more susceptible to dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Still, other problems could also make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. For example, chewing on ice, pens, pencils, or any other inedible object might actually damage your pearly whites. Unfortunately, chewing on any of these items could lead to cracks, which might weaken your enamel, the outer layer of your smile.

You may also want to try to stay hydrated to protect your teeth and your gums. You see, as you age your odds of being dehydrated actually increase. This is partially because your body won’t be able to retain water as well as it could in the past. Still, please note that different medications may also cause dehydration. Sadly, if you become dehydrated, you may become more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay.

If you would like to learn more about how aging can affect your oral health in Hawthorne, New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to contact Adam Rauzman, DDS by calling 973-427-4201. Our dentist, Dr. Adam Rauzman, and our team will gladly assess your teeth and gums and help you keep your pearly whites healthy. We’re eager to meet with you.