It’s hard to find time to visit the dentist, but would you stop putting off if you knew going to the dentist can make you look younger?
Sure, regular dental visits help prevent cavities and keep your teeth clean, but maintaining your youthful appearance is one of the greatest long-term benefits of proper dental care.
Here are five key ways you will stay young-looking if you visit the dentist:
Get a Whiter Smile
Are you a coffee, soda or wine drinker? Drinking these or other dark-colored liquids can leave your teeth yellow and stained. Visit the dentist and ask about cosmetic dentistry treatment options. Whitening your teeth could help you gain more confidence, giving you the boost your personal and professional life needs.
Stop the Gnawing
Do you clench or grind your teeth? This condition, called bruxism, could be interfering with your sleep and causing your teeth to wear down quicker than they normally would. Get outfitted with a mouthguard so that you can sleep peacefully, have fewer headaches and preserve the appearance of your natural teeth.
Keep Your Jawline
If you’ve lost a few teeth to decay over the years, your body will begin to reabsorb the jawbone beneath the empty tooth sockets. As your jawbone recedes, your cheeks will take on a sunken look — a marker of old age.
Maintain your prominent jawline with dental implants. Your smile will be complete and your appearance won’t be altered by a problem as minor as a few missing teeth.
Cleanings Are Key
Visit the dentist for an important service: a regular professional cleaning. Even if you brush and floss religiously at home, you need a professional to remove tartar from along the gumline. Doing this will help reduce the chances of inflammation and periodontal disease.
Gum disease could eventually cause your gums to recede, giving your teeth an elongated, aged look, but regular cleanings combined with attentive at-home care can prevent this.
Maintain Overall Health
Good oral health is essential for whole-body health. Oral bacteria can increase your risk of developing other conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Periodontitis in pregnant women has been linked to premature birth.
If you want to maintain wellness and enjoy life like you’re young, a visit to the dentist is in order.
Oak Hills Dentistry serves patients of all ages in all stages of tooth development. Make an appointment to visit the dentist and form an ongoing relationship with the caring staff who will help you maintain your oral health for decades to come.