Anti-Aging Tricks for an Everlasting Smile
As you get older, fighting some of the symptoms of aging is going to be an ongoing battle. Instead of buying various beauty products that must be applied every day or week; there is another way that you can keep some of these symptoms at bay for years, enabling you to keep that sexy smile and look younger, too. Getting some cosmetic dentistry may give you the best anti-aging secrets that others will want to know about.
Other people around you will notice your smile – especially if it is really white. If it is yellow, however, it makes you look older and you may have a tendency to try and hide your teeth. After some time, you may not even be aware of it, but it will make your smile not look natural.
The best place to get teeth whitening is from a dentist. Instead of only getting one or two shades brighter from kits at the store, dentists can give you whiter teeth by as much as five or six shades in just one appointment. When teeth are made that much lighter, it will make your smile look younger.
Replace Metal Fillings
Along with teeth whitening, it would be a good idea to exchange your metal fillings for ones that are white. Tooth-colored fillings are nearly invisible and will make your teeth look even better. Metal fillings also make you look older and if you have had them for some time, it may be a good idea to replace them.
Get Straighter Teeth
If you have had crooked teeth for some time and would like them to look better, the dentist can give you straight teeth – no matter how old you are. Today, even some older movie stars, such as Faye Dunaway at 61 are wearing the traditional style braces to correct their teeth.
Adult braces now come in different styles and colors. You can even get them in white, which makes them almost invisible – except when people are close. Invisalign aligners are another way to get teeth straightening. These removable plastic pieces perform the same job as braces, but they are invisible. Another great benefit is that they let you eat what you want and you can clean your teeth like you normally do.
When you want great looking teeth quickly and a smile to match, getting dental veneers applied to your teeth will give you a Hollywood smile. These porcelain covers for the front of your teeth look natural and will definitely make you look younger.
If you have problems with your teeth that you want to hide, this is the way to go. It can cover up teeth that are chipped, discolored, short, misshapen, or even if there is a space between your teeth, it can correct those issues – and a few more. Newer veneer styles require very little or no removal of your tooth enamel.
Veneers must be made in a lab, so you will need to make at least two appointments at the dentist's office. They can be made to match the color of your natural teeth. Life expectancy of veneers is about 15 years or longer with good care.
If the crowns of some of your teeth are damaged or misshapen, you can replace them with crowns that are naturally tooth colored. Various types of crowns are available that will certainly enhance your smile.
Missing teeth can also be replaced. Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth and you do not need to worry about them coming loose when you talk and eat. Removable versions are also available.
Dental implants are surgically placed into your gums and can also help prevent the natural drifting of teeth into an empty space. This will also help to keep your teeth aligned, and it will also help to preserve your bone under that vacancy.
If you have receding gums, this can be corrected with gum surgery. Of course, if you have any gum disease, this problem would need to be treated first. Gum disease can cause you to lose your teeth, and may also cause many other potential health problems. Gum grafts can lengthen your gums and shorten the appearance of your teeth, giving you a younger-looking smile. It will also give you the benefit of protecting the roots of your teeth.
Retain Your Healthy Smile Longer
Keeping your smile looking good to fight aging may also require some lifestyle changes. You will need to quit smoking and drinking alcohol – which promotes gum disease and eat a healthy diet – with less sugar.
Cosmetic dentistry can make your smile look better and it will also make you look younger. It is quite likely that you will be quite surprised at the difference it can make. Dr. Kumar T. Vadivel, DDS, FDS RCS, MS, a Board Certified Periodontist, can help you with many dental treatments to give you the beautiful smile you want in his Carrollton, TX, and Grapevine, TX offices. Most dental health plans are accepted. For a consultation or dental checkup, you can contact his office today at (817) 756-8578.