Know Your Teeth

We like a site produced by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). On you can find a useful ABC index of dental care and oral health information for patients of all ages. The site also includes a feature called “The Life of a Tooth.”

You’ll learn that:

• Thumbsucking after age four can cause bite problems

• Men are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer as well as periodontal (gum) disease

• Wisdom teeth usually appear between ages 19-25

• Cavities around existing fillings become more common ages 25-65

• Medications taken ages 65+ can cause dry mouth which can lead to dental issues

• Veneers can mask discolored fillings in your front teeth

Take a look for yourself. Still have questions about your dental care? Williamsburg Dental is happy to answer them!