We know that we benefit from the appearance of our smile. Research has indicated time and time again that a bright, straight smile reflects inner youthfulness. We could think of our smile as a Welcome Sign; the aspect of ourselves that precedes even a handshake. From this perspective, it is understandable that adults of all ages would want to enjoy sharing their best smile with the people in their lives. This is true regardless of age. Baby Boomers, we’re talking to you!
Age is a Relative Term
Aging used to be pretty cut-and-dry. Adults of a certain age were expected to retire, to start wearing cardigans, or take up golf or knitting. Grandparents would read stories and bounce grandchildren on their knee. This isn’t the way we see it happen much these days. Retirement age, what’s that? Many adults report feeling as though they are just getting started, and continue to work in their own business, in a volunteer role, or in the career they have enjoyed for decades.
“Growing old” doesn’t look much like what it used to. Many of us have heard stories of older family members dipping their feet into the dating pool, either just for social fun or to potentially meet a mate. Whether for social reasons or to support professional success, the older generation is showing significant interest in appearance, and this is a good thing, based on the research findings we mentioned.
A smile is the first impression. Every person deserves to know that their facial aesthetic is portraying the real them, the vibrant, energetic, friendly individual that they are. This is just as relevant for the 80-year-old as it is for the 25-year-old. Fortunately, dentistry has changed right along with beauty trends.
In our Shakopee office, we are proud to perform restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments with the utmost care, from dental crowns to teeth whitening to dental veneers. To manage the health and beauty of your smile, contact us at (952)-445-6657. We would be happy to consult with you regarding the best ways to bring out the best in your smile.