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teeth shift as you age

Fact is that all teeth shift as you age. You can’t prevent shifting teeth unless you’re willing to wear a retainer or a mouth guard every night for the rest of your life.

Regardless of the cause of shifting teeth, whether it’s continual sleeping on one side which can push teeth out of alignment; dental decay which eats away at enamel and affects how the teeth fit together; or filling a cavity that requires the bite to be reworked, our teeth shift over time. The end result is spaces, gaps, crookedness and misalignment. The good news is that all of these issues can be fixed.

As we age, the area between the teeth starts to wear away and the enamel thins. Because the lower teeth are inherently thinner, they wear out the fastest. The more wear and tear on the lower teeth, the less able they are to withstand the force of the top teeth when biting down which causes teeth to shift.

If you are experiencing a shifting in your teeth or bite, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth for a consultation today at 817-361-1999.