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Have you ever heard that losing a tooth is something that just happens when you get older? There are actually several things that can actually weaken your teeth. Luckily, there are a few things you could do to keep your teeth healthy.  

As you might already know, you should brush and floss if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy. For example, would you be surprised to hear that you might have to deal with gum disease or cavities if you don’t keep your teeth as clean as you should? Other issues, such as chewing on a pen, on ice, or on pencils could actually damage the outer layers of your teeth, which can lead to several issues.

Dry mouth is another problem that you should try to avoid when you get older. You see, you could take more medications when you get older. These medications can actually leave you more susceptible to dry mouth. To make matters worse, you’ll retain water as you get older. There are a number of things you can do to prevent dry mouth and we recommend speaking to us for specific advice.

If you’re interested in hearing more about protecting your teeth in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, we invite you to call Oakmont Family Dentists at 412-828-3311. Our dentist, Dr. Todd S. Resek and Howard C. Nader, and our team will be glad to examine your smile and to offer you individualized advice. We’re eager to hear from you.