25 Oct

How to take care of your teeth at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60+ years …

As part of the human body, teeth also age with time. To keep them healthy and beautiful, we must not miss their daily care. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing them, using mouthwash, and seeing your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning of tartar and plaque.

Between 20 and 30 years old

The age between 20-30 is the period in which people usually graduate, try to find a better job, a stable partner next to them. These are goals related to a person’s appearance and a beautiful smile is always a plus. At this age rebellion and negativity, inherent in puberty, end. People decide it’s time to fix the problems they’ve been avoiding for years, usually with an emphasis on aesthetics. At this age, orthodontic treatment with braces can be performed if necessary, which would have bothered patients earlier. If necessary, the wisdom teeth are removed. Teeth whitening is done, which is not recommended before the age of 18.

Between 30 and 40 years old

The age between 30-40 is the time when most modern women become mothers. This is related to various problems concerning both the pregnancy and the time after. Gums, which are often swollen and bleeding as a result of hormonal changes, are usually most affected during pregnancy. After giving birth, dental problems predominate – the appearance of caries and fractures of the teeth. The treatment of maternal dental and gum diseases during this period should be tailored to how advanced the pregnancy is and whether or not the children are breastfed.

Between 40 and 50 years old

During this period we need to pay attention to the need of replacing the old obturations, crowns, and bridges, which were made in adolescence, but due to the aging of materials and abrasion over the years, they no longer have the same good characteristics.

Most often during this period, slight withdrawal of the gums in certain areas begins to appear, which leads to exposure of the root surface of the teeth and you may feel increased sensitivity in certain areas.

Between 50 and 60 years of age

The age between 50-60 oral changes are most noticeable. During this period the development of periodontal diseases, which lead to receding of the gums, exposure of the tooth necks and roots, shaking of the teeth, begins to be more noticeable. Tooth abrasion occurs, which increases the sensitivity of the teeth. It is not uncommon to have some teeth removed and replaced, depending on the case of implants, bridges, or dentures.

Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful regardless of age:

  • Although enamel is the hardest structure in the human body, with the daily use of teeth, it is subjected to enormous stress and abrasion. Therefore, to avoid constantly chewing hard foods such as nuts or raw grains, for example, do not break the ice or hazelnuts with your teeth. Do not combine too cold and hot foods. All this can lead to cracks in the enamel and fractures of the teeth.
  • Avoid consuming sour, sweet, and carbonated drinks and foods. When taking them – let it be during the main meals, not between them. During a meal, the largest amount of saliva is released to neutralize them.
  • Do not ignore tooth sensitivity. If you have overly sensitive teeth, this may be due to caries, fractures, periodontal disease, or improper brushing. If you do not pay attention to this, do not find the cause, and do not eliminate it, the problem can worsen and have fatal consequences for the teeth.
  • Pay attention to inflamed, red, swollen, and bleeding gums. These are symptoms of inflammation. Any inflammation in the body must be eliminated. Inflammation of the gums can lead to periodontal disease associated with shaking and tooth loss.
  • Don’t smoke! Smoking seriously damages both teeth and periodontal tissues.
  • As you get older, you often start taking a lot of medication. Many of them lead to dry mouth, which makes the teeth more susceptible to dental caries and makes the oral cavity more conducive to the development of infections. Compensate for dryness by drinking more water.