Dentist Visits Keep Your Teeth Young
Your bi-annual dental check-up isn’t just for cleaning, it’s for maintaining, too. As we age, so do our teeth. Between chewing, drinking, brushing, and cleaning, your enamel breaks down little by little over time. Your gums recede, your jaw bone shrinks, and so many other parts of your mouth start to change. That’s why it’s so important to keep visiting your dentist as you get older.
Not only can your dentist keep an eye on your aging teeth, but they can monitor previous dental work as well. For example, if a crown comes loose or a metal filling gets stained, your dentist can fix it. Older crowns were made of metal and porcelain, which made them thick and bulky. The metal used can also leave a line of black at the gum line.
Additionally, as with all medical fields, technology is always advancing. If some previous work needs to be updated, your dentist can make sure you have the best and latest to keep your mouth healthy. Bridges, for example, are fairly outdated and your dentist can use a quick and easy implant to
Additionally, as your teeth get older, more problems may arise. As you age, your doctor might put you on a few medications. Over 500 medications have the side effect of dry mouth, which can cause cavities. Visiting your dentist twice a year and letting them know what medications you may be taking so they can help you figure out how to take proper care of your teeth.
Dental visits are important, even though they can sometimes be scary. If you have any concerns about your teeth, whether those concerns are related to aesthetics or the actual health, make an appointment with Dr. Real. He’ll look over your teeth and make sure you’re on the right track to keeping them healthy. To make an appointment, call (714) 525-2888.