You’re Never Too Old to Improve Your Smile

Your smile will naturally change as you age. Your teeth can look less white and more dull as stains accumulate. Teeth can also shift, so if you have an existing overbite or misaligned teeth, it can get worse with age. You’re also more at risk for tooth decay and gum disease as you get older [1].

However, the good news is that no matter what oral health or aesthetic concerns you’re experiencing, you’re never too old to improve your smile. Here are just a few ways you can improve your oral health and appearance by investing in your smile!

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most cost-effective and dramatic ways to improve your smile. If you’ve been keeping up with your regular dental cleanings but find that your teeth still aren’t as bright as you’d like them to be, a professional in-office teeth whitening can help.

You can choose how many shades lighter you want to go so your smile still looks natural yet beautiful as you age. As long as you have good oral health, you are likely a good candidate for teeth whitening. As a bonus, research shows teeth whitening encourages patients to better care for their smiles to maintain the effect, which can help boost oral health [2].

Dental Implants

If you’re missing a natural tooth or teeth, dental implants are an excellent way to restore your tooth and essentially replace your tooth’s root to restore your smile and your facial structure. Even if you lost a tooth years ago, you can still qualify for dental implants.

Dental implants also allow for various options, such as single, multiple, mini, or all-on-four dental implants to restore your entire smile [3]. They are more secure than dentures and can last a lifetime with proper care, giving you a strong and beautiful smile for life.

Orthodontic Treatment

Misaligned teeth are one of the biggest factors that impact self-confidence [4]. But braces aren’t just for kids and teens—about one-fourth of people with braces today are adults. Whether you have gapped, crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth, it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment.

There are many options for orthodontics today. You may qualify for traditional braces as well as clear aligners, lingual braces, or even ceramic braces. So if you want to improve your smile with orthodontics, you have discreet options that can straighten your smile without the metal.

Dental Veneers

If you have multiple concerns about your smile—including chips, gaps, worn-down teeth, or even crooked teeth—dental veneers may be able to help. You keep your natural teeth with veneers, but they are covered with a very thin shell of porcelain ceramic, which can improve your smile and appearance.

Veneers allow you to keep your natural teeth and fix numerous issues with your smile with just one treatment. The best part is that veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth, so you can smile without worry [5].

The Smile of Your Dreams Is a Consultation Away

You’re never too old to improve your smile and your oral health. Book a consultation with your experienced dentist to discuss your options for improving your teeth so you’ll have more to smile about as you age!

Sources:
1. https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/adult-oral-health/adult_older.htm
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8352057/
3. https://www.aaid-implant.org/what-are-dental-implants/types-of-implants-and-
techniques/
4. https://www.nature.com/articles/bdj.2007.977
5. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/ways-to-improve-smile

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You’re Never Too Old to Improve Your Smile
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You’re Never Too Old to Improve Your Smile
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No matter what oral health or aesthetic concerns you’re experiencing, you’re never too old to improve your smile. Here are just a few ways you can improve your oral health and appearance by investing in your smile!
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