Even if you have made oral health a priority over your lifetime, people from the Baby Boomer generation have teeth that have been doing hard work for decades. Dental problems and a smile that needs some TLC are no surprise. A customized smile makeover will revitalize your life and make you feel younger than ever.
Smile Makeovers for Baby Boomers
Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964, which puts them between 55 and 75 years old now. When you reach a certain age, you are full of wisdom, experience, and, potentially, worn-out teeth. Time to dispel the myths and confirm the truths about oral health care in your upper decades.
Do you avoid the dentist because you’re embarrassed about the condition of your teeth?
A dentist’s job is to keep your teeth healthy and strong while beautifying them at the same time. No dentist will turn you away because your teeth are in great disrepair. On the contrary, a dentist is the only person who can help you if your teeth are incredibly broken-down.
Embarrassing as it may be, it’s better to get a diagnosis of gum disease and undergo scaling and root planing to correct the problem than to live with infection and eventually lose all your teeth. Then you really will look your age – or even older – because your jaw won’t be stimulated by tooth roots and your face will begin to compress.
Your smile is never beyond repair, no matter what’s going on with your teeth and gums. Your dentist knows how to reestablish good oral health and give you the smile makeover that makes your smile look great, feel good, and work properly.
Do you avoid the dentist because you don’t want to hear that you need dentures?
Dentures aren’t as bad as they have always been made to seem. Modern dentures come in many forms so you and your Chester Hill dentist can determine what’s best for your smile, should you need dentures at all.
Many patients who have missing teeth, instead of getting dentures, opt for dental implants. A denture can be attached to the implant, which eliminates the worries about slipping dentures or a covered palate. And dental implants stimulate the jawbone, so you are less likely to suffer from bone deterioration as you age. There is always a dental restoration that suits your lifestyle, goals, and preferences.
Do you think dental care is a waste of time once you’ve hit a certain age?
Life expectancy is better than it used to be, and you want to keep your natural teeth as long as possible to minimize tooth pain or emergencies and save yourself from in-depth dental restorations. Dental problems don’t go away on their own.
If you have a broken tooth, a toothache, loose teeth, bleeding gums, a broken crown or bridge, or other oral health problems, you need a Chester Hill dentist to address them before they turn into bigger and more painful problems. Every age is the right age to take care of your teeth and gums.
Age gracefully with the help of Dr. Chi Fu at Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye. Schedule a consultation and find out what smile makeover solutions are right for you.