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Dental Care Post 30: Keep Your Aging Mouth Young

Your oral health is likely to decline as you get older, so if you want to see an improvement in your dental health go for regular dental check-ups.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Jan 16, 2023 16:27 IST
Dental Care Post 30: Keep Your Aging Mouth Young

Anyone who turns 30 can think of it as a big moment in their lives. There is a lot to worry about as you move from your seemingly carefree and young twenties to your more ‘mature’ thirties. Your teeth and gums should be the first thing you think about as the condition of your teeth and gums is directly proportional to your age. Keeping your teeth and gums in good repair as you age becomes increasingly vital so that you can continue to smile brightly for as long as possible. By the time you reach the age of 30, your enamels and you will have gone through a lot. Here are a few dental issues listed by Dr. Karishma Jaradi, Aesthetic Dentist at Dentzz Dental that should be addressed before you reach the age of 30.

Tooth Decay

Teeth loss can occur naturally with age, but it can also be brought on by things like poor nutrition, bad hygiene, and emotional strain. If you've never had any issues with cavities in the past, don't be surprised if you start to notice symptoms of cavities and tooth decay as you get older due to the natural weakening of your enamel.

  • When you hit the big 30, the first thing you should do is have any old fillings checked out.
  • Cavities can easily grow near the tooth's root or in the spaces between fillings.
  • If not addressed promptly, these can cause tooth loss and even serve as a gateway for other gum disorders including gingivitis.
  • Lack of attention to one's oral hygiene routine, specifically improper brushing and lack of flossing, can contribute to tooth erosion.
  • Enamel loss has been linked to gum disease and other oral diseases.
  • Excessive stress on the enamel and supporting components from disorders such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ can cause teeth to come out.
  • To replace a missing tooth, dental implants or dental bridges supported by implants may be options.

Teeth and Stress 

Teeth and Stress

Nobody is immune to stress, but until recently, no one understood that it also has an impact on one's oral health. Even if you believe you are handling stress and challenging situations well, chances are that much of your anxiety is expressed in your jaw, which will constrict and tighten, leading to grinding and clenching. Meanwhile, your teeth have a lot more work to do.

Involuntary teeth grinding

Your dental health is no exception to the norm that stress is the root cause of many health issues. It can harm your oral health routine and may even be the root cause of other health issues including diabetes, gum disease, dry mouth, canker sores, and even oral cancer.

  • People in their thirties are becoming more susceptible to these diseases as a result of poor oral hygiene behaviours such as smoking, chewing tobacco use, excessive caffeine consumption, high levels of stress at work, and insufficient brushing and flossing.
  • When left untreated, stress-related dental conditions like bruxism can lead to severe consequences, including the premature failure of permanent teeth and an increase in tooth sensitivity.
  • To prevent further damage to your teeth, your dentist can custom-fit you with a mouth guard to wear while you sleep if you suffer from bruxism.

Crooked enamel 

Once you hit your 30s, having crooked teeth is no longer endearing and will require the services of a dentist. As you approach middle age, subtle changes to your jawline cause your once-perfect smile to become a jumbled mess. This is an annoying dental problem since it makes proper oral care more challenging and can speed up tooth decay.

Tooth enamel wears away and the bone and tissue that anchor the teeth might be damaged by teeth that aren't properly aligned, therefore this is an issue.

  • Post-thirty people are also more likely to acquire periodontal disease and tooth loss.
  • Orthodontic intervention in the form of braces, retainers, or spacers is the standard treatment for misaligned teeth and jaws.
  • If you are seeking techniques to level your teeth, oral braces can effectively address dental abnormalities and offer you a happy smile.

Teeth staining

There could be several factors at play that are causing your teeth to yellow, but chances are it's because of your diet and lifestyle choices. Both tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption are well-known for discolouring teeth.

  • If you smoke cigarettes, you should cut them back or give them up altogether.
  • Teeth whitening products are not as effective as they once were, and drinks like coffee and tea still stain teeth.
  • Proper dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing, can remedy the problem.
  • Teeth that get discoloured by staining can typically be remedied by applying a whitening chemical to the enamel.

When using power bleaching, a dental professional will apply a bleaching gel that is triggered by light. It causes dramatic tooth whitening in a shorter amount of time.

Cavity formation

dental care tips in thirties

Even while cavities can happen to anyone at any time, most people get their first one before they turn 30. Cavities, also known as dental decay, cause discoloration and pain in teeth when oral bacteria eat away at their protective enamel or penetrate their roots. Even if you take extra care to brush your teeth after eating, bacteria that cause cavities can still adhere to the enamel.

Wisdom Teeth 

Wisdom teeth, which typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, are placed at the very rear of the mouth and can cause substantial discomfort. When possible, have your wisdom teeth extracted before the age of 30 to reduce the risk of infection, damage, or problems. Wisdom teeth that haven't erupted properly can cause damage to the jaw, teeth, and nerves. If you encounter any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist right once.

One's level of dental health can be used as a barometer for one's general well-being. If you're living your 30s under constant pressure, you'll probably see a decline in your health. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a good way to protect yourself from stress's destructive effects.