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Dental Cosmetic Cures: 3 Ways to Preserve Your Youth

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — baltimoreda @ 7:57 pm
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As we age, our bodies go through many changes and our teeth are no exception. It can be difficult to accept many of these transitions because they can impact your abilities, confidence, and appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry provides services that can mend or hide problems that your pearly whites can develop over the years. Keep reading to learn 3 changes you might expect to face, and how your dentist can preserve your youth!

Change #1: Shifting Teeth

We tend to think of our teeth as immovable objects in our mouths, but the truth is that they continue to shift as we grow older. Even those who historically had perfectly straight smiles may find that years’ worth of repetitive movements, as well as the ongoing pull of gravity on their face and jaw, causes their pearly whites to move or rotate slightly. Though this can be treated with traditional braces, Invisalign can help much more discretely. The clear, plastic aligner trays are customized to fit snuggly over your teeth to gently reposition them over time. You’ll be able to regain an even grin without the hassle of bulky metal brackets.

Change #2: Discoloration

Did you know that perfectly healthy teeth are not entirely white? While the outermost layer does have a bluish-white tint, the underlying layer of dentin is naturally yellow. Teeth appear off-white because this inner layer can be seen through the translucent enamel, which results in the shade you’re so accustomed to seeing. Over the years, the dentin darkens while your enamel is simultaneously worn down. As a result, even the strongest teeth will naturally lose some of their splendor. Not to mention that many years of stains can leave them looking dingy.

Thankfully, many dentists offer at-home teeth whitening kits using professional-grade materials that are more effective and less likely to cause tooth sensitivity. They usually come with trays that have been custom-fitted to reduce any risk to your gums. You can look much younger by simply brightening your smile.

Change #3: Weakened Enamel

Many adults struggle with weaker teeth in their later years, which are prone to chips and breaks as their bone density thins. If you’re frustrated by minor flaws in your grin, ask your dentist about porcelain veneers. These thin but resilient ceramic shells are affixed to the front surface of your teeth to hide imperfections. They’re coated with a glaze so durable that it resists cracks and stains so that your pearly white is protected. They can last for decades with the right care, making them an excellent long-term solution to restoring a more youthful visage.

By enhancing your smile, cosmetic dentistry can turn back the clock so that you get to enjoy the benefits of perfectly beautiful teeth for years to come!

About the Practice

At Baltimore Dental Arts, patients benefit from a team of high-level experts who provide a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry. They use the latest technology and techniques to offer the most efficient and advanced treatments possible, so you know you’re always getting the best. Their dedicated team is happy to assist you if you’d like a consultation. Feel free to contact them on the website or by calling (410) 372-0202.

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