As we age, so do our mouth. The teeth, same as any other parts of the body is affected by aging. But since the teeth are the most obvious feature of the person when they smile, the physical changes are obvious.
Here are some changes as you age:
- Teeth gets darker
- Teeth gets cracks and stains easily
- Teeth becomes loose
- Gum recession ( gum started to move away from the teeth due to the physiological bone loss of the jaws)
- Roots are exposed which is yellower than the others
Here are other predisposing factors -gum inflammation, diabetes, incorrect bite and spaces due to loss of teeth or cavities.
How to reduce this effect
- Maintain good oral hygiene and oral health by effective brushing
- Treatment of predisposing factors ( e.g control diabetes, cavities and fillings) and do regular dental hygiene check up
- Maintain healthy life style and healthy diet which contain vitamins and liquids and drink 2 liters of water .
- Avoid the sugar and carbohydrates ,coffee and alcoholic drinks.
- Consult your cosmetic dentist to recreate your teeth with a younger smile and younger look by veneers or teeth whitening.