Years ago, middle age was associated with a decline in oral health and appearance. The good news is, that’s no longer the case! This is especially true for the Baby Boomers, who are entering their 50s and 60s and 70s with different expectations for their health and appearance than the generations before them.
Born between 1946 and 1964, Baby Boomers are known for active, dynamic, healthy lifestyles — both pre- and post-retirement. And they want their smiles to match! Here in Part 2, we delve into some of the ways dentistry can restore and rejuvenate your smile.
Revitalizing Your Smile: Studies show that people equate a nice smile with youthfulness. Baby Boomers are well aware of this. In one survey, more than half of people over age 50 said they believe a beautiful smile can overcome the effects of aging.
Time is not always kind to your mouth, even if you’ve practiced great oral hygiene for years. Some of the most common complaints are discoloration, altered tooth shape due to wear and tear or damage, receding gums, and missing teeth that affect face shape. Luckily, you’re not stuck with the smile you’ve got. Dentistry has come a long way since our parents’ and grandparents’ time. In both techniques and products, there have been incredible strides in veneers, implants, whitening and gingival plastic surgery.
These are just a few of the ways we can help you feel great about your smile and improve your oral health. You can, and should, love your smile throughout your life. We’ve even had patients whiten their teeth at age 90-plus!
Best Face Forward: We work with dentures that offer a rejuvenating visual effect that patients love. They’re designed to improve the structure and smoothness of the face.
These dentures are placed in a way that complements the position and function of the muscles — providing the greatest support, stability and better facial aesthetics. Patients tell us they love the results, and the fact that it’s a surgery-free, non-invasive to gain confidence in their appearance.
Some insurance plans partially cover the cost of these dentures, because in addition to the cosmetic benefits, they allow a patient to eat normally. The product offers the highest level of quality, comfort and customization. To learn more, ask your dentist if you are a candidate for this option.
If you missed part 1, click here to learn about dry mouth caused by medication, tooth sensitivity and more.