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How Do Teeth Age?

by televoxweb on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:52 AM

    Kids First Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a family-friendly dentist office that offers dental care to infants, kids, teens and early adults. Whether you're looking for a Fairfield children's dentist to care for your children's oral health or need a Norwalk orthodontist, we can accommodate all your needs.

    Considering all the biting, chewing and crunching our teeth do, teeth are surprisingly strong and resilient. However, all the wear and tear on teeth and the aging process itself does affect teeth as we grow older. Our teeth change as we grow older due to the tremendous amount of work teeth do everyday.

    How to Keep Teeth Strong & Healthy

    Fortunately, there are some things we can do to keep teeth strong and protected including:

    • Thoroughly brushing and flossing each day
    • Avoid eating very hard foods and never chew on ice
    • Make sure your drinking water contains enough fluoride
    • See your dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings

    People who clench or grind their teeth may have more tooth wear than others. Teeth can also darken as we age. This is because the tooth's center layer or dentin thickens and darkens with age. At the same time, the tooth enamel becomes thinner which allows more of the darker dentin color to show through. Stains from some foods and drinks can also darken teeth such as blueberries, cola, coffee and tea.

    Your Norwalk & Fairfield Children's Dentist Can Help

    By far, one of the best ways you can help your children maintain their teeth is to schedule regular appointments at either our Norwalk or Fairfield children's dentist office. You can also help safeguard your children's oral health by teaching your kids proper brushing & flossing techniques and stress how important good oral hygiene is.

    If it's time for your kids to see the dentist, please contact us today to set up an appointment time. At our practice, we put kids first! We help children develop healthy, beautiful smiles and we know what it takes to make a trip to the dentist a pleasant experience!

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