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Have you ever heard that brushing and flossing your teeth are important parts of keeping your teeth strong? Still, have you heard that your teeth might weaken as you age? In reality, teeth don’t weaken on their own and there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Again, brushing and flossing are important. In fact, you should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day. Similarly, you should also remember to floss your teeth daily. If you don’t clean your pearly whites as well as you should, you could leave yourself more susceptible to issues like gum disease and tooth decay. There are other things that might weaken your teeth. If you bite inedible objects such as pens, pencils, or ice, you might damage your teeth. This can damage the protective layer of your teeth, also leaving you more vulnerable to gum disease.  

It’s also important that you stay hydrated. Again, if your mouth isn’t hydrated, you could ultimately have to deal with issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Sadly, your body won’t retain water well when you age. Furthermore, when you get older, you may take more medications—which can also lead to dehydration.

Would you like to learn more about protecting your oral health in Chatham, New Jersey? Are you interested in setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid? If so, we invite you to give Jacqueline S. Reid DDS a call at 973.635.9456. We look forward to receiving your call soon.