Want to look 10 years younger? Start with your teeth.

Maintain Oral Hygiene

Maintaining a comprehensive regimen of oral hygiene—brushing, flossing and twice-yearly visits to the dentist—helps keep your teeth looking good, and give you an overall younger appearance. Brush after every meal, floss daily, and see your dentist every six months for a check up and cleaning. But even the best preventative measures can’t prevent the natural aging process of the teeth – and this is where your dentist can take 10 to 15 years off your appearance.

Bleaching/Whitening

The enamel of your teeth will discolor over time. This occurs, in part, as a consequence of the natural aging process.

If your teeth are yellow or damaged, it can make you look much older. If you live with missing teeth, it will age your looks even more by causing a “sunken-in” appearance, adding more wrinkles to your face.

Biteguard/Nightguard

Old-looking teeth have wear and tear. A night guard is helpful in keeping your teeth looking young: it prevents crowding by keeping teeth in place while you wear it at night and it decreases the wear and tear you put on your teeth.

While we sleep, we gnash and grind our teeth. A night guard can protect your teeth from this damage and keep your teeth looking more youthful.

You won’t notice the abuse to your teeth in your twenties and thirties, but in your forties and beyond, it’ll begin to show.

Straight Teeth

Crowded teeth are an instant giveaway of age and straightening your teeth can sometimes take 10 to 15 years off your appearance.

Crowded teeth also increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession, all of which guarantee looking old, not to mention requiring costly dental work.

Braces can be done at any age.

If you want to continue looking young, start by maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile. See your general dentist in Evansville IN, Dr Jenkins, regularly.

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A Woman's Touch Dentistry

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