"I want to keep my teeth for a lifetime-!"----Its very rare to find anyone who does not have that as a goal. What we are finding as dentists is that the increased lifespan is creating challenges to that goal. What is happening is teeth are just simply WEARING OUT! If you see chipping or flattening on the edges of the top front teeth, it is a tip off that the hard enamel layer is damaged. For teeth to last 80,90,or even 100 years the wearing must be addressed -----or it could be a disaster.
The next time you are in for a dental visit ask about how the enamel is holding up. It could save you dollars and -------your teeth!