The older we get, the more our body begins to show our age; including our teeth! Our mouths begin aging and changing over time and we have different concerns than we did as young adults. Fortunately, some of these changes can be slowed when proper oral health care is a priority and our dentists at Acton Concord Dental Group can help.Physical Changes
Significant dental changes that occur with age usually include a combination of symptoms like:
- Worn, flat teeth
- Chipped enamel
- Receding gums
- Tooth loss
Excessive wear, grinding, or gum disease brings about most of these changes. Thankfully, if your dental provider catches them earlier in life, they can be avoided or significantly limited! When earliest signs of bruxism or gingivitis are found, your dentist can give you the information and tools that you need to prevent them from getting worse. Wearing a custom-fitted mouth guard at night and dedicated oral hygiene can prevent excessive enamel wear and keep gum tissues healthier and higher up on your teeth.
Oral Health Concerns
Tooth loss can be attributed to loss of bone mass and periodontal disease. Routine dental check-ups and cleanings are very important when it comes to helping your teeth stay securely in place. Modern dentistry and home care allows most people to enjoy their smile for their entire life! We recommend that people with no dental concerns have a preventive care visit every 6 months. If other symptoms such as gum recession, gingivitis, or tooth mobility are present, patients will need to be seen more frequently.
With dedicated tooth care, Acton Concord patients can limit the effects that aging has on their smiles. From prevention to aesthetic reconstruction, our dentists have just what it takes to keep our patients’ smiles looking as youthful and healthy as ever!