5 Ways Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger

Let’s be honest, we all want to look refreshed and attractive, but when one of our most obvious features isn’t maintained, it can have disastrous effects on your self-esteem.  Here are a few of the ways our office can help you change your smile to create a younger looking you!


Plaque and tartar tend to soak in stain.  The more you have, the darker your teeth will look.  Also, bacteria collecting at the gum line can cause inflammation and changes in the shape of the tissue all around your teeth. This process causes the gums to recede, so over time, you have teeth that look longer than they should.   By recommending a cleaning interval specific to your needs, your dentist will help prevent these unsightly consequences.


If you look at enamel under a microscope, you will see that it has hundreds of tiny pores.  These little holes soak in stain and there are lots of things we expose ourselves to that cause that enamel to get darker over time.  Tea, coffee, wine, blueberries, fruit juices and other food and drink favorites make your teeth look dull.  Some people just naturally have darker teeth and unfortunately we cannot fight the aging process.  In any case, we are able to make custom whitening trays that will brighten your teeth quite a few shades!  These take-home trays can be used as often as needed to keep your smile brilliant and this system can be one of the most cost effective ways to change your appearance.


Uneven teeth, minor chipping, dark root surfaces and open spaces can make you look older than you really are.  Bonding is a white filling material used for minor repairs and improvements.  It’s important to remember that the bonding we place will match your tooth shade right then, so if you’ve ever thought of whitening your teeth, make sure to do that first.


When you lose a tooth, the bone left behind tends to sag from under stimulation.  Teeth on either side can tilt, causing all kinds of problems.  The empty space where the tooth once lived can also cause changes in the shape of your facial features, like sagging of the cheeks and thinning of lips.  Implants preserve the bone and help maintain facial tone, leaving you with a much fuller jaw and lip line.

Crowns and Veneers

Sometimes we need to get creative and make substantial changes to reach your cosmetic dental goals.  Crowns and veneers provide durable esthetic options that can impact your facial features in ways that fillings and whitening alone may not be able to.  We do everything possible to keep you comfortable during these multi-step processes.

No matter if you are looking to make subtle improvements or want to pursue a total smile makeover, we can work with your schedule and budget to get you the smile you want and deserve.  Sometimes all you need is orthodontic correction, which is a service we offer as well.  A worthwhile investment is just a phone call or mouse click away, so contact our office for a cosmetic consultation to let us help you look years younger.