Over 40s? Get to know how to keep your smile and mouth looking youthful
The benefits of having a beautiful smile are uncountable: high self-esteem, confidence, happiness and wellbeing to name a few. Over the years, however, the natural wear can result in chipped teeth and colour ranging from yellow to brown-ish. Some people embrace the ageing as a natural process, while others prefer to rejuvenate the smile and instantly their visage. If you fit in the second group, this article is for you! Check out some treatments available and what habits to avoid.
Teeth Whitening – Even if your teeth are healthy, they can lose their bright white structure if you are used to drinking coffee and tea every day. Also, our teeth naturally darken with age. And let’s face it; no one wants to look older! Teeth also darken for other reasons, many of which can be treated effectively with Dental Whitening Treatments.
Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to help combat the signs of ageing and treat discolouration. It is the most widely sought cosmetic dental treatment. It is safe, effective and affordable. By whitening the teeth using a gradual process we can achieve a brilliant painless result. We offer affordable tooth whitening, perfect for a special occasion or just to brighten your smile.
All of our tooth whitening treatments are carried out by a registered dental practitioner under the guidelines of the dental council of Ireland.
Dental veneers – Veneers are a cover over the natural tooth, they are an excellent method of improving the smile profile. A very thin shell of porcelain which looks extremely natural is placed over the front of the tooth. Veneers are a great way to cover up previously discoloured and unsightly teeth giving you the smile you always wanted.
Teeth bonding – Chipped, fractured or discoloured teeth also make your mouth look less youthful. This technique follows the principles of minimally invasive dentistry and is the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to repair the appearance of the teeth.
Some smile Enemies
Gum Disease – Keeping your gums healthy is really important! Gum disease is linked to many systemic issues such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, dementia and erectile dysfunction, for example. “Healthy gums should be firm and pale pink, they should not bleed when you brush or floss. The good news is gum disease is completely reversible, however when gum disease becomes advanced the bone supporting the teeth can become affected which in turn can cause your teeth to become loose and eventually fall out”, says Rozelle Owens. “That’s why prevention is key. Regular hygiene visits and a good home oral hygiene regime are paramount to good oral dental health”.
Another issue that can affect your self-esteem is bad breath; 65% of bad breath is caused by gum disease.
Smoking – Beyond being responsible for darkening your teeth, smoking is hugely linked to periodontal disease (advanced gum disease), which leads to tooth loss, another reason to stop if you are still smoking.
Wine, soft drinks and acidic juices – Are you one who prefer soda for the “taste” and doesn’t like drinking plain water? Or consume daily industrialised orange juice? All fizzy drinks and juices are very acidic and will wash away the enamel.
We want to draw your attention to the moderate consumption of these products since these substances are easily accessible on a daily basis and can damage the teeth. “Occasionally, eating a food or drinking an acidic beverage is okay, but if taken frequently they can do a lot of damage to your teeth, drinking water is best”, finishes Dr. Owens.
We want you to enjoy your life happy and healthy! Visit us at D4Dentist to ensure the best for your oral health!