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Are you prepared to lose teeth as you age? Have you been told that your teeth actually weaken as you age? Fortunately, there are a few things you can actually do to keep your teeth strong as you age—and a few things that might weaken your pearly whites.

Unfortunately, common habits can actually weaken your teeth. Some common culprits include chewing on ice, pens, pencils, and on your nails. Aside from fracturing your teeth, any of these habits could also wear down the protective layer of your teeth. If this happens, you’ll be more vulnerable to decay and gum disease.

Similarly, you probably know that tooth decay can wear down your enamel. You should try to avoid tooth decay by brushing and flossing your pearly whites, but did you know that an issue called dry mouth can lead to similar problems? If you have dry mouth, you won’t produce as much saliva as you should, which can also leave you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay. If you feel thirsty regularly, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team.

If you’d like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, we invite you to give Tree City Family Dental a call at 208-286-2699. Our dentist, Dr. Connaughton, and our team at our office in Boise, Idaho, look forward to hearing from you soon.