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While it seems inevitable that your teeth will age like your body, this is not the case, and you can take steps to keep your smile young. By developing effective dental care habits, you can prevent signs of aging in your smile for the whole of your lifetime.

One of the dental health topics you should keep in mind is the link between teeth and food, which is largely responsible for preventing the bad bad bacteria in your mouth from overriding the good bacteria and resulting in increased plaque buildup. When you eat unhealthy food, you could increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other harmful dental problems.

Another threat to your smile is poor dental habits such as nightly teeth grinding. This can wear down your tooth enamel until it no longer covers your teeth. This can make your teeth more vulnerable to bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease, which can also result in a variety of general health concerns.

Take a look through your medicine cabinet for any prescription medications that include oral problems among their side effects. Our dentists can help you protect your smile from these medications by speaking with your doctor about adjusting or changing your prescription to cater to your overall wellbeing, including the health of your teeth.

Contact Lake Highlands Dental at (214) 613-1279 today if you need to speak with Dr. Stripling and Dr. Nemovi about how to improve your oral hygiene in Dallas, Texas.