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A Checklist For Your Teeth As You Approach Middle Age

Jul 20

It's a wonderful opportunity to reassess our oral health care as we age. It doesn't really matter if you consider middle age begins at 30, 40, or 50. Most of us will reach an age where we are more comfortable in our own skin and notice that we are slowing down a little. As we enter these years, it is common to reflect on our lives and our overall health. This should entail examining our teeth and gums and taking any required steps to repair our smile so that we have a healthy mouth and a great-looking grin as we age.


Thankfully, the days of older individuals having gaps in their teeth or wearing dentures are long gone. This issue can now be resolved using numerous therapies that are currently available. Because our natural remaining teeth become discolored as we age, we are likely to wish to treat this issue as well. River District Smiles Dentistry can help you have a healthy mouth and a wonderful-looking smile when you leave your younger years behind with strong basic oral care and some aesthetic procedures.


Step one: Dental examination and general restorative care.


This is especially aimed at those who have stopped going to the dentist on a regular basis, possibly just when an issue emerges, which is frequently accompanied by discomfort. However, it is not uncommon for a patient to have to cancel an appointment and then neglect to reschedule. This means that issues can worsen over longer periods of time between exams. If this has occurred to you, please contact our Rockhill dentist's office to schedule an appointment.


Seeing a dentist every six months allows for the maintenance of good overall dental health and the treatment of small problems before they become more serious.


Step two: Examine your gums for any problems.


While your dentist will be able to spot gum problems, we can't stress enough how important it is that you schedule regular visits with our hygienist. They will talk to you about your oral hygiene routine, which will help you take better care of your teeth and gums. In addition, they will perform a scale and polish, which is an excellent technique to reduce the risk of gum disease. This should be done approximately every six months; more regularly for people who are more susceptible to gum disease due to medical issues, etc.


Step 3: Replacement and restoration

Your teeth may have developed chips, cracks, or even breaks over time. Even if the enamel hasn't been weakened, which might result in tooth decay, it can still ruin your smile. To restore your teeth to a good functional strength and to enhance their appearance, our Rockhill experts can offer you tooth-colored fillings, crowns, and dental veneers. We have a variety of alternatives available for people who are missing one or more teeth. These can be bridges, top-notch dentures, or the increasingly common dental implants. During your appointment with us, we will go over these possibilities with you.


Step 4: Make that smile brighter!


Your teeth will very probably have lost their youthful radiance as you age, which is one change that will have occurred. This is quite normal, but it might develop more quickly and to a greater extent in those who use teeth-staining products and especially in smokers. Whatever the cause, though, having dull or discolored teeth can make you appear older than you actually are and, for some people, cause them to avoid smiling because they are self-conscious about the shade of their teeth. We can make your teeth brighter in two different ways. Both are really powerful.


At River District Smiles, we ensure our patients that we will give them the best possible care. We understand that as we age, our teeth may not be as strong as they once were, and we may want to restore our smile. With the help of our experienced professionals, we can maintain a healthy mouth and a great-looking smile. Call us today to schedule an appointment.