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The question is often asked if your teeth are guaranteed to fail when you are older. You may wonder if your cleaning habits matter when you are older, or should you just accept the certainty of tooth replacement procedures such as dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures in your future. However, this is not true and your teeth, with the proper attention and maintenance, can continue to work properly and efficiently even over a lifetime of wear.

Your mission to prevent oral health failure in your twilight years shouldn’t be done without the help of professionals. You should always attend your scheduled checkups and oral exams with your dentist, and every six months, come in for professional cleanings to help correct issues or spots that may have been missed in your daily brushing and flossing procedures.

The foods and drinks you eat can play a large role in your oral health. Many people make their waistline the most important feature of their body, but fail to even give the slightest attention to their mouths. Defend your teeth and gums by removing harmful substances such as hard or tough foods that can split or fracture your teeth. You should also stay away from sugary foods, as they can turn into dangerous acids in your mouth that can eat away at tooth enamel.

For any additional questions or concerns about aging and dental health, Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from our team at our dentist office in Mesa, Arizona, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 480-830-8946. Don’t let old age control your life. A better smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.