Aging is a natural process that, just 100 years ago, was a completely different concern that it is today. At the turn of the 20th century, people were not expected to live much past what we now refer to as midlife. Today, it is not uncommon for a person to live beyond the age of 80. Growing old does not mean what it used to, and that is a really good thing!
The Aging Smile at Home
The good news about your aging smile is that it requires no special care for the most part. We encourage our patients to create and maintain healthy brushing and flossing habits. This is the best way to avoid some of the common problems that affect the structure and the aesthetic value of teeth. We are happy to discuss the techniques that will maximize brushing and flossing habits. Just give us a call for the support and the care that you need.
Your Smile and Your Dentist
Decades ago, the primary focus of dentist dental care was to help patients avoid dental problems, and to help patients fix problems when they did occur. This focus failed to address the issue of aesthetic value. Today, dental restorations look far different then they did in previous generations. We are excited about the access we have to durable dental materials that are also extremely beautiful.
Using materials such as composites, ceramics, and porcelain, today’s dentist can restore teeth that have been damaged, replace teeth that have been lost, and enhance existing tooth structure in the most conservative ways. Common cosmetic dental treatments include porcelain veneers and crowns, and also teeth whitening. Because discoloration is a prevalent problem that “ages” the face, teeth whitening is often viewed as a way to refresh a more youthful aesthetic.
We can help you reveal the very best about your smile. A smile makeover doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it need to be costly or time consuming. To see how your smile can improve, schedule a visit for a cosmetic dentistry consultation at O’Brien Dental Care at (952) 445-6657.