At Saving Smiles, we believe that beautiful smile requires commitment not a miracle.
A lot of the patients we see want to improve their smile or would like to have a younger looking smile. Age should never be a reason not to do something, especially if it makes you feel better about yourself.
So here are some tips on how to achieve a younger smile:
- Keep as many teeth as possible, gaps in the smile are very ageing, not many 20-year-olds have missing teeth. If you have got gaps that can be seen, consider replacing these with an implant, a bridge or a denture. Make sure you visit a dentist regularly so that a little problem doesn’t become a big one.
- See a dental hygienist regularly. Tea, coffee, wine and smoking stains can age teeth and these are removed with regular hygiene therapy. It has also been shown that gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, so even more important to make sure that your gums are healthy.
- Get your teeth whitened, tooth whitening gives the teeth a younger, fresher appearance.
- Have discoloured fillings replaced, older people tend to have older dentistry in their mouth, over time this will discolour and can cause the smile to appear older. Old fillings can be replaced with new white fillings, inlays or veneers.
- As people get older, the edges of the front teeth can appear worn and chipped, younger teeth have got slightly rounder corners, you can have your teeth gently reshaped to recreate this shape.
- Consider a complete smile makeover and get the smile you have always wanted. Most people want a nice natural smile and not a very white uniform smile. This could be done using braces to move your teeth, and these days the braces can be invisible or you could have veneers placed on the teeth if your teeth are very discoloured or heavily filled. With the technology and products now available, we can now achieve a long lasting, predictable natural smile just for you.
Your smile is the first thing that someone notices about you, why not feel great when you smile?