THE YOUNGER LOOKING SMILE
A lot of money is spent every year on products that claim to restore a person’s youthful look. So many people look for that magic procedure that will help them turn back the clock. Aging is a part of life and many of us want to grow old gracefully but there is nothing wrong with wanting to keep certain aspects of ourselves looking youthful. One way a person can keep a youthful look is to focus on their smile.
When a person is young their smile is bright, white, and healthy. Youthful teeth are strong and show no signs of wear and tear. However, as a person ages, their teeth begin to show their age. Through constant daily use, teeth begin to yellow, wear down, develop cracks or chips, break or are lost. When this occurs many people think there is no way to restore that youthful smile they once had. However, at Paris Family Dental we can work with a person to show them the ways they can turn back the clock on their smile.
To begin with, the best way to maintain a youthful smile is to practice good oral hygiene. When a person brushes and flosses on a daily basis they remove particles that can stain and harm the teeth and gums. After a person eats, it’s important to remove the remaining food particles and bacteria to avoid decay, tooth discoloration, gum disease, and tooth loss. Proper oral hygiene helps to remove harmful bacteria and keep teeth healthy and strong. Making sure to floss and brush at least twice a day are simple acts that have a huge impact on a person’s smile, especially through the years.
Not only does maintaining healthy teeth affect a smile it can also have an effect on a person’s health. As already mentioned, bacteria that are not removed can ruin a beautiful smile. However, many people may not realize that that same bacteria that is left can have an impact on a person’s overall health. Many studies have shown that if bacteria are left on the teeth it can eventually make its way into the body’s bloodstream. This may not seem harmful but if the bacteria travel to other parts of the body it can contribute to major diseases. Some of these diseases include:
- Endocarditis and cardiovascular disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Of course, wanting to have a beautiful healthy smile is an understandable desire, but taking care of the teeth goes beyond just the outward appearance. Caring for the teeth and gums and having proper oral hygiene as well as seeing the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups will also help the body remain healthy and disease-free. Making sure the teeth are disease-free is key to restoring a youthful smile. Once the teeth are healthy, a person can then focus on the color of their teeth and then consider teeth whitening to brighten their smile.
As a person goes through life they may unknowingly eat and drink foods that can stain their teeth. Some of the beverages or foods a person eats like coffee, tea, soda, dark berries, wine, balsamic vinegar and much more can over time cause teeth to appear dingy and yellow. Also if a person uses tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, or chewing tobacco they may also overtime experience some yellowing of their teeth. When this occurs one quick and easy way to whiten the teeth is to do professional teeth whitening or whitening trays.
Professional whitening products have been shown to whiten teeth much better than the products offered over the counter. Over the counter, products are not as strong and effective as those offered at Paris Family Dental. The best way to achieve a youthful smile is to have teeth whitening done with the use of professional-grade products offered at our Paris Texas office.
In our office, we have had great success with KoR Whitening, especially if a person has brown or grey teeth, which are the most difficult colors to remove. Many people have great success with whiting products and have achieved the youthful smile they have always wanted. However, sometimes people desire to change more than just the color of their teeth. If this is the case our office offers other cosmetic options.
Other Cosmetic Options
Cosmetic dentistry is another great option to help a person get the youthful smile they are looking for. Some of the services we provide include porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and clear braces. These cosmetic procedures can help a person’s smile look young again. Our dentist Dr. Del Toro can answer any questions a person may have about achieving a youthful smile.
Having a youthful smile goes beyond just looking younger. Having a beautiful smile helps a person feel more confident and makes them want to smile more. When a person smiles more they are happier and can bring more happiness to others. If you are interested in improving your smile and having a smile that looks more youthful, contact our office today. Our experienced team is excited to help anyone achieve the smile they have always wanted.