Stopping Aging In Teeth

aging teeth

What will your teeth look like when you age?

There are many aspects of aging that get a lot of attention in terms of general discussion.

For example, things like deepening wrinkles, weight gain, thinning hair, etc. are very popular topics for people who feel that they are beginning to show some physical effects of aging. One aspect of this process that is not talked about as frequently, but which can also become a significant concern for many people, is visible aging in teeth.

It is not at all uncommon for people to notice their teeth darkening, and becoming less clean looking and even more vulnerable to decay, as they grow older. With this in mind, here are a couple of helpful tips for keeping your teeth pretty and your smile young.

To begin with, you may want to follow r tips on how to keep your teeth clean and white over time. There are a number of different ways to maintain whiteness in your teeth, some of which can be executed by professional cosmetic dentists, and some of which you can perform yourself.

You may want to start with the basics – perhaps head to the closest drug store or grocery and pick up a whitening kit, or start to rub baking soda onto your teeth during or after brushing. With proper diligence and methods, keeping your teeth white can actually be relatively simple.

You should also begin to pay attention to the concept of keeping your teeth strong.

Obviously, brushing and flossing regularly is a large part of this, as these functions keep plaque and harmful substances from settling on your teeth and gums. However, you should also pay attention to what you put in your body with regard to tooth strength. For example, foods with high calcium (dairy products, green tea, etc.) can strengthen your teeth from the inside, much like they fortify your bones. A high calcium diet will make your teeth less vulnerable to decay over time. Additionally, try to avoid habits that can be detrimental to your oral health, such as smoking or drinking too much soda.

Ultimately, keeping your teeth from aging visibly involves many of the same steps as general dental upkeep and oral hygiene. Mouth care is all about diligence, and if you adhere to strict rituals of brushing, flossing, and consuming the right foods and drinks, your mouth should remain healthy for a very long time.

If you start to see some slippage simply due to aging, however, you may want to consult a cosmetic dentist on keeping your teeth white and your mouth attractive.

Comments

  1. Marion says:

    Hi Satu! This just verifies that we’ve previously had a mind meld like Spock does on Star Trek. I was actually going to write a post on dental/teeth last night, but too tired! Obviously, it’s been on both of our minds a lot lately. I actually wasn’t going to add these things above, and eating calcium to strengthen teeth, is a great point. Mine was going to be more about the actual cleaning of teeth and what my dentist and his assistants told me. Anyway, I think this topic is very under-represented for health on blogs. Good work.

    🙂 Marion

  2. Satu says:

    You’ve been watching too much Start Trek, Marion! 🙂

    I have actually been waiting for your post about dental care. It’s something I should take much better care of , like I wrote in my last post. But I still suspect I need a visit for a cosmetic dentist (for my front teeth) in future (not yeat but in a few years).

    I also drink lots of black tea (and occasionally diet pepsi) and it colors my teeth, which is another annoying thing.