Your teeth are supposed to be and should be your ally. They should be the white, bright representation of how you feel on the inside. Ideally, they should be as cheerful and inviting as your own personality. However, as we age, our teeth can easily show unwarranted signs of aging that we may not ourselves feel.
Even with very attentive care, our teeth can show wear and tear that not only makes them look older; they make us feel older whenever we smile. Unfortunately, teeth can show age in many different ways.
- Dark teeth. From daily use, your teeth will naturally become darker with age. This yellow tint has the unwanted effect of making you look much older and much unhealthier than you actually are.
- Stained dental work. If you’ve had work done many years ago, there is a good chance that it may not be holding up as well as you’d like. Because it is not structured like your natural teeth, traditional toothpastes and whiteners may not work as well on your dental work.
- Gum Recession. If you’ve never heard the phrase “long in the tooth,” it means something is getting older. The look of being long in the tooth can be exacerbated very easily by gum recession, making you look much older much quicker.
- Worn teeth. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, there may be no way to avoid wearing them down. From regular chewing to teeth grinding, your teeth can easily be worn down over the years.
This all sounds like your teeth stand no chance but, in reality, any damage done to your teeth can be fixed by a great dentist. By setting up an appointment with The Dental Center at Easton (in Columbus Ohio), you can reverse the look of aging teeth today!