You may think that dentures are a requirement for getting older, but the truth is if you take care of your teeth, you can avoid the need for dentures altogether.
Some parts of the aging process are unavoidable. As you get older, the nerves in your mouth get smaller and less sensitive. This means that you may not feel the damage from cavities until it is too late. This is why it is important to get regular dental exams and x-rays.
In between dental exams, it is important to brush twice a day with a good quality soft bristled brush. Some people may find that an electric toothbrush is easier to use than a manual toothbrush. In addition, you should floss at least once a day and drink tap water whenever possible. Unlike most bottled waters, tap water contains fluoride which helps strengthen your teeth throughout your lifetime.