Your Dentist Can Make You Look Younger
As we grow older, our smiles age along with us. Although many of us consider wrinkles the only visual indicator of our age, your dental orientation can make you appear younger or older than you are.
Chewing and grinding food for years make our teeth very likely to wear down in some places. The wear can be exceptionally noticeable and could make teeth look oddly shaped. Your teeth’ color can also suggest your age because the enamel wears down with time naturally, making the dentin layer visible. The same happens with crooked teeth.
To help you look beautiful and younger, Dr. Nancy Pancko and Dr. Javier Sanz, at the Southern Delaware Dental Specialists, offer several procedures:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Bone grafting
- Dental Crowns
You can get a customized offer for:
- Teeth correction and change of shape
- Change of tooth color
- Closing the gap between teeth
Whitening Your Teeth
Just like white eyes that suggest youthfulness, shiny white teeth can make you look younger. Although whitening of teeth does not seem “permanent,” the whitening itself is permanent. This is because teeth naturally darken as we age. One of the reasons is that teeth darken because of absorbing color from foods and drinks.
This can only be mitigated by brushing after every meal and drink. Even if you take good care of your teeth, they will still, at some point, yellow. Whitening teeth with custom whitening trays is a sure way of getting a deep, thorough change that can cut years off your looks.
Straightening Your Teeth (Orthodontics)
Our teeth are all subject to mesial drift that makes them shift with time. Crowded teeth are an immediate indicator of age, and straightening them can cut 10-15 years off your appearance.
Crowded or crooked teeth are also more prone to tooth decay, gum recession, and premature tooth loss, all of which add years to our appearance, not to mention the hefty dental work costs they come with.
Swap Your Silver with Porcelain Or plastic
Silver gives away our age more extensively than almost anything else. To help you achieve a younger look, your dentist can replace this with porcelain or plastic fillings.
Make Your Mouth Disease-Proof
Brushing after each meal and flossing every day can protect you against old-looking teeth. Similarly, flossing is crucial for anyone who wants a youthful smile. Failing to floss leaves small particles of food between your teeth. The particles cause gum inflammation that progresses into gum disease (gingivitis), resulting in premature tooth loss, gum recession, and heart disease.
Visiting your dentist after every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning will help you retain the right gum height.
Recommend the Perfect Night Guard
When sleeping, we gnash and grind our teeth. This results in old-looking teeth with wear and tear. A night guard can keep your teeth look younger. It will prevent crowding by maintaining teeth in place and decrease the wear and tear when put on.
The results of having a nightguard are similar to those of sunblock. You will not notice abuse to your teeth during your twenties and thirties, but it will be apparent when you turn 40 years and more.
Your dentist can help you get a night guard that’s perfectly suitable for your teeth and intended younger looks.
Fix Your Sunken Lips and Cheeks
The soft tissue of your mouth will fill whatever space it gets. Our teeth play a crucial role in holding our cheeks and lips out. When you have a missing tooth, your cheeks and lips will tend to sink inwards to fill the missing space. With multiple missing teeth, there will be visible changes to your face.
Your dentist can replace your missing teeth with dental implants that will help you restore your mouth’s function and your face’s natural appearance.
Fix Receding Gums
Receding gums can make your teeth appear longer since they start to expose the roots of your teeth. When this is happening, especially on your lower front teeth, you will look much older. A reputable dental center can help you go through the process of gum grafting, which is a procedure to cover those roots. Once the gum line is restored to its natural position, your appearance will improve and make your teeth healthier.
When your teeth look exactly the way you want, your smile will function as a visual image of your personality. Dental restoration aims at improving the aesthetic appearance of teeth and eventually makes a beautiful smile. If you have any problems with your teeth, then southern Delaware Dental Specialists will help you look younger. Contact us today to get started.