Our culture’s obsession with beauty has turn the great quest for discovering the fountain of youth into a multi-billion dollar industry. From fashion and makeup to anti-wrinkle beauty products and plastic surgery, we’re spending a good portion of time and money on protecting our appearance from the aging process.
The fixation on youth and attractiveness is one of the main reasons we feel so self-conscious about any part of our appearance that isn’t perfect. What would the world be like if nobody really cared how you looked? How would we redirect all that time, money, and attention?
It’s a nice idea, but for now, the truth is appearance does matter. And it doesn’t always come from a place of vanity. The reality is that it doesn’t matter what people think about your appearance if you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror. Feeling attractive is a great confidence booster, just as feeling embarrassed about your appearance can be crushing to your self-esteem and emotional health.
That’s why our team at Family First Dental & Implant Center wanted to spend today’s blog on how cosmetic dentistry can turn back the effects of time on your smile. It can reverse some of the wear and tear the years have had on your teeth so that you look beautiful and feel confident. Because loving yourself is what truly lights you up inside and makes you even more radiant.
Let’s talk about how time affects your smile and how cosmetic dentistry in our Leesburg dental office and turn back the clock!
Here’s a little secret for the younger readers: getting older is awesome! That’s something you don’t hear enough, but it’s true that there are certainly advantages to aging.
You’ve made mistakes and learned from them. You grow wiser and learn to appreciate the simpler things in life. You give yourself permission to stand up for yourself, to eat the cake, and to slow down once in awhile.
But as our more mature readers will admit, aging has some drawbacks, among them its effect on appearance. What does time do to your smile, for example?
It Can Dull The Color Of Your Teeth – Your teeth can turn to a dull shade of dingy as you get older. Couple that with years of coffee and red wine, red pasta sauce, or even smoking, and you have smile stains that are resistant to over-the-counter whitening kits.
It Can Show The Years Of Wear And Tear– It’s almost impossible to know with certainty what causes every little smile flaw you have. That’s because everyday wear and tear takes a long time to show up on your teeth. Maybe you chew ice as a habit or you grind your teeth at night.
Over time, those sorts of behaviors can show themselves through things like chips, cracks, and changes to the shape of your teeth.
It Can Alter Your Alignment – Whether you’ve worn braces before or not, over time, your teeth will still move around a bit. The shifting of our teeth will slow as we get older, but they’ll never stop moving entirely.
Here are some ways you can turn back time and look younger with cosmetic dentistry at Family First Dental & Implant Center!
Teeth Whitening Treatment – A whiter smile can take years off of your appearance. You can choose from our take-home gel and trays or our one time in-office treatment. Either way, you can dramatically whiten your teeth several shades and look much younger!
Tooth Bonding & Veneers – Depending on the extent of the damage to your teeth like cracks, chips, or even gaps, bonding and veneers are a great cosmetic solution. Bonding is a simpler option and requires no modifying of your existing tooth enamel. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover your flaws for a whiter, straighter, more youthful smile.
Dental Implants – Nothing can age your look prematurely quite like missing teeth. Dental implants are the closest you can get to the real thing when it comes to modern tooth replacement. It keeps your oral health on track and gives you a complete, natural-looking smile.
Cosmetic dentistry may not be a literal fountain of youth, but it certainly can work wonders in giving you a more youthful, beautiful smile!