While aging comes with its hurdles and glitches, oral hygiene is no exception and looking after your oral health can always minimize the impact on your teeth.

In fact, the first U.S Surgeon General’s Report on oral health initially published in 2000, detailed the importance of oral health and what it means. The report titled Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. It states that looking after your oral health means more than just healthy teeth but being free of chronic oral-facial pain conditions.

While it is recommended by dentists all over the world to have a checkup every six months to safeguard your dental health and avoid problems in the future.

How age impact your teeth and what can you do to prevent it?

A study by Harvard Health publishing elaborates that teeth and the entire oral cavity need extra attention for them to stay healthy in your later years.

As time goes on, you may realize that your once-sparkling smile has dimmed, and this change is due in part to the yellowing of dentin inside the tooth that can show through the enamel.

The enamel itself can get stained by coffee, tea, red wine or tobacco.  While dental bleaches containing peroxide can help lighten your teeth, whitening toothpastes and rinses can temporarily lift superficial stains.

According to a Harvard study, while age itself brings more problems, some medications you use may have a detrimental effect on your oral health. It advises that simply drinking more water and holding it in your mouth for a few seconds before you swallow can help.

To keep your aging mouth younger and fresher, it is best to also look after your gums and simply adhere to the correct brushing method.