young smileOne of the first things anyone notices about another person is their smile. A great smile can make you look and feel younger than your years. A great dentist can help you maintain that great smile! No one has found the secret to staying forever young, but with a few simple adjustments in your routine, you can continue to look as young as you feel!

Regular dental checkups for oral health
Scheduling and attending regular annual or bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups is the first step in maintaining great oral health. By taking the time to meet with your dental professional, you will be able to stop problems before they start. Your dentist will take the time to look for the common signs of aging, such as receding gumlines and loose teeth, and be able to treat those conditions before they become a serious problem.

Whitening teeth
Whiter teeth make for a great smile. Teeth whitening is an easy and safe way to maintain a youthful smile. With the ease of using either in office or at home treatments, teeth whitening is an easy and affordable option to sustain a brilliant smile. Teeth will naturally yellow over time, but your dental professional can help you decide if teeth whitening is an option for you.

Resin fillings
The old silver fillings are out, and tooth colored fillings are in! Having cavities repaired with resin fillings is a simple way to keep your teeth looking younger and feeling healthy.

Straight teeth
Your teeth can shift over time. The shift can make it harder for your dental hygienist to clean between the teeth and along the gumline. You may have problems with your daily brushing and flossing routine as well. There are so many options for straightening adult teeth that have shifted, and any one of them will contribute to a healthy and youthful smile.

There is no magic formula for staying young. By being proactive with your oral health, you and your dental provider can continue to maintain the smile that makes you feel like you! Please contact our office at 804-323-4200 and make an appointment today! Dr. Guthrie of James River Family Dentistry is ready to make your smile great!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified medical provider with questions you may have about treatment.