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By Randall Furman DDS
October 23, 2013
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth   Virginia Beach  
As people age, so do their teeth. It is natural, but what is fascinating is the fact that our history is dental examswritten in our teeth. Our teeth change as we get older, and permanent teeth are exposed to many different foods and drinks over the years. Every six months you schedule a regular dental appointment, so we can evaluate your oral health. In most cases, the health of your teeth tells a lot about your diet.
 
Cavities
Cavities occur because of decay. The tiny holes dentists find in your teeth let us know what you might be eating. Without proper oral hygiene, sugary and acidic foods will remain on your teeth and ferment, causing your mouth to produce more bacteria and acid. Sugar and acid wears down the enamel, so tiny holes can open up for decay to form. 
 
Cracks and chips
We have teeth so we can tear, chew and break down food for digestion. Hard foods can easily cause cracks and chips in a tooth. Be careful not to chew on ice, popcorn kernels and hard candies—these can do a lot of damage. As we get older, studies have confirmed that dentin and enamel get thinner. Years of biting and chewing leave traces of dental issues. 
 
As we age…
Our teeth follow suit. In some cases, teeth need to be removed and replaced by dental implants or dentures. In Virginia Beach, dentures, veneers and emergency dentistry are services that our practice offers. And many patients are happy with their restorative procedure. We can help restore a smile worn by time. 
 
If you have any questions about your Virginia Beach dentist, let us know in the comments. Or call us at (757) 468-4684. 

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