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June 8, 2022
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make You Look Younger
As we get older, our bodies begin to change. Our skin loses its elasticity, our hormone levels change, and even our voices may take on a different tone. One thing that changes that you may not have considered is your smile. Though it may start to lose its shine as time goes on, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution. Read on to learn about some common aesthetic dental issues that cosmetic dentistry can correct.
#1: Discolored or Stained Teeth
Years of eating and drinking highly pigmented foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and cola is a common contributor to tooth discoloration. The same goes for smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products. Enamel, which is the protective outer layer of the tooth, also starts wearing away as we age. This reveals more of the yellow dentin beneath it, which can give your teeth a stained appearance as well as make them more susceptible to cavities.
#2: Crooked Teeth
Over time, our teeth start to shift. This is especially true for those with oral health issues like receding gums. A crooked smile can make your pearly whites look uneven, which can result in you looking older than you actually are.
#3: Fragile Teeth
As we get older, our teeth also become more brittle. This makes them more susceptible to breaks, chips, cracks, and other forms of damage, all of which weaken the teeth further and may age your smile.
#4: Wear and Tear
After decades of chewing and grinding up your food, both your enamel and the structure of your teeth will begin wearing down. This can lead to several dental issues, including:
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can give your smile a much-needed upgrade. Some popular cosmetic treatments to correct the above issues include:
It’s normal for our smiles to change as we get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a smile that you aren’t happy with. If you have any of the above issues, be sure to speak with your dentist so they can help you determine the best way to get your pearly whites back to looking their best!
About the Practice
At Sommers Family Dentistry, the comfort and happiness of their patients are their top priorities. Led by Dr. Norman C. Sommers and Dr. Adam P. Sommers, they offer cosmetic treatments like veneers, teeth whitening, and orthodontics to fix issues with your smile and give you the beautiful beam of your dreams. For more information on their cosmetic dentistry services or to schedule an appointment with Sommers Family Dentistry, call their office at (419) 668-3606 or visit their website.
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