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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Take Years Off Your Smile

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrick @ 6:05 am
Woman smiling after cosmetic dentistry

Aging happens over time against our will, so your smile will begin to show the years. The good news is that with modern dental technology, there’s numerous ways that you can expand the youth of your smile and keep it looking healthy. After all, you want to feel confident when it comes to showing off your pearly whites. Read on to learn about the cosmetic issues that occur over time and how you can combat them.

What Dental Issues Occur Over Time as You Age?

As you get older, you are much more likely to be faced with the following dental issues:

  • Fragile teeth: Teeth can become more brittle over time, ultimately leading to chips and cracks.
  • Worn teeth: Eating multiple times a day every day for many years will eventually wear down the enamel of the teeth.
  • Crooked teeth: Your teeth can shift over time, especially if you have gum recession or other oral health issues.
  • Discoloration: The enamel wears away over time and reveals more of the yellow dentin underneath.
  • Staining: When you consume plenty of pigmented beverages, like coffee and red wine, your teeth will begin to show it. Using tobacco products can also cause yellowing over time.

How Can You Restore Youthfulness with Cosmetic Dentistry?

Just because your smile has started to show the signs of aging doesn’t mean that they need to stay that way. There are numerous cosmetic options available to help you achieve your smile goals. Here are a handful of them:

  • Veneers: These are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surface of the teeth to mask imperfections. This includes anything from discoloration to gaps. If you’re looking for a complete smile makeover, this may be the perfect solution for you!
  • Direct bonding: If you have minor blemishes in your smile, like small chips, cracks, or a slightly misaligned tooth, they can often times be easily repaired with dental bonding. This can be completed in just one appointment and is very affordable!
  • Teeth whitening: By getting a professional teeth whitening kit from your dentist, you can brighten your smile up to eight shades in the comfort of your own home! This way, you can get obvious results without risking your oral health via over-the-counter whitening treatments.

Your smile should feel as long as your smile should. Talk to your dental team to come up with a plan that works best for you!

About the Author

Dr. Steven Kendrick earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. Currently, he’s a proud member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. For more information or to schedule an appointment at his office in Midwest City, visit his website or call (405) 732-0431.

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