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Did you know that your tooth enamel—which is the outer layer of your teeth—is actually the hardest substance in your body? However, teeth tend to grow weaker as you age. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to keep your teeth strong your whole life.

You can avoid many issues by using your teeth properly. In other words, please avoid chewing on your nails, ice, or excessively hard foods. If you do these things, you could chip or crack your teeth. If you experience these problems, please schedule our dentist as soon as possible. You should also brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and your gums healthy and strong.

As you age, you may need to start taking various medications—which could cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a number of problems, such as making your teeth more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. If you’re coping with these issues, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We also recommend telling our team about any medications you take when you visit us.

If you’re interested in learning more about how aging affects your teeth, please don’t hesitate to give Chino Hills Family Dentistry a call at 909-342-7945. We’ll be happy to examine your smile and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Alexander Santos and the rest of our team look forward to hearing from you soon!