At a younger age, we’re not quite able to understand the importance of taking care of our teeth. However, as we grow old, the realization of taking care of our teeth at a younger does come to us. Why? Because as you age, the teeth tend to become weaker and if you’re not properly taking care of them, you’re going to lose them. There’s no permanent fix because teeth don’t grow back.
But let me remove one misconception that people often have is that whether or not you take care of your teeth, you’re going to lose your teeth at an old age eventually. Well, that’s wrong. If proper care is taken throughout as you age, not only you’re going to keep all of your teeth, you’ll have healthier teeth as well.
The fact is that as you age, your mouth changes with time. There are many changes like the nerves in your mouth might start to become smaller. All of this is biological change with age, but you need to continuously keep taking care of your teeth so that no problems arise.
Let me give you an example if you start to develop problems in your back or any other muscle. The dentist will advise you to take care of yourself health wise by starting to work out and make it a habit. Similarly, if you want to have healthy teeth throughout your life, you have to take care of them – no matter what age you are. And if you’re getting older, you have to double your efforts so that you can enjoy a full use of your teeth at a later stage in your life.
It all comes down to how much important you give to your teeth. Either you could be okay with the current routine you have, or you might want to adopt some habits that are going to help to take care of your teeth and give you a better chance of having all of your teeth at an older age.
It could be simple steps like brushing your teeth twice during a day, brushing for 2 minutes at least or adding flossing to your routine every week to take off all the problems. Just by starting small, you can take the first steps to taking better of your teeth. And once you’re comfortable with what you do, you can start adding regular check-ins with you dentist to keep yourself updated.