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Teeth don’t get wrinkles, but they definitely show signs of aging. Here are your options for a younger-looking smile as well as how to slow down the aging process of the teeth.

50% of people say that a smile is the first facial feature they notice in someone. So if you want to look younger and healthier, your teeth are a great place to start!

1. Whiten Your Teeth

Just as the whites of your eyes suggest youthfulness, a set of shiny white choppers makes your whole face look younger.Teeth naturally darken as we age for two reasons.

One, teeth darken because they absorb color from food and drinks. This can nearly be arrested by brushing after every meal and drink.


Two, teeth yellow as we age regardless of the color they absorb from foods. This is why the teeth whitening process doesn’t appear “permanent.” The whitening itself is permanent, but as the teeth continue to yellow as they age, whitening needs to be repeated.

2. Straighten Your Teeth

Even if you start out with perfectly straight teeth, something called mesial drift will cause them to shift over time.


Crowded teeth are an instant giveaway of age and straightening your teeth can sometimes take 10 to 15 years off your appearance.

Crowded teeth also increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession, all of which guarantee looking old, not to mention requiring costly dental work.

3. Disease-Proof Your Mouth

Brushing after every meal and flossing daily are your best defense against old-looking teeth. See your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and check up to make sure you are retaining gum height.

4. Use a Night Guard

While we sleep, we gnash and grind our teeth. A night guard can protect your teeth from this damage and keep your teeth looking more youthful.

You won’t notice the abuse to your teeth in your twenties and thirties, but in your forties and beyond, it’ll begin to show.


Having a youthful smile is much more than looks. Entering your golden years with a healthy mouth will save you a lot of pain!

Askthedentist.com

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