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Are Loose Teeth Common in Old Age?

Posted on 2/10/2020 by Thomas Mahar
Are Loose Teeth Common in Old Age?As you age, it is not uncommon to begin developing conditions that might be new to you. You may find that your joints start to ache, your muscles don't recover from exertion as quickly, and your hearing and vision might begin to decline.

Some people begin to experience issues with balance, and almost everyone experiences a decline in hand-eye coordination. So, what about your teeth? Is it a given that you will lose your teeth as you get older, or is there hope of keeping your original set all the way to the end?

Loose Teeth Are Common

Your teeth are just like any other part of your body. They see a tremendous amount of wear and tear as the decades go by, and it is not uncommon for them to begin to fail. This can include the anchoring system that keeps them firmly in place. As time passes, it is not at all uncommon to begin developing some looseness in one or more of your teeth.

But They Are Not Inevitable
However, this does not necessarily mean that you absolutely will have loose teeth. If you are very attentive to detail in properly caring for them, you can keep the connective tissue and gum tissue from receding, which will do a great deal in preventing looseness.

Further, by being careful about what you eat and how you chew it, you can definitely minimize the damage your teeth experience. All this means that you can definitely keep all of your adult teeth for the remainder of your life.

Of course, a huge part of aging is getting used to some of the unwelcome changes that your body foists upon you. The good news is that, with the right care and a little bit of luck, your teeth should be able to weather the storm.

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