Your teeth are the brightest, most visual feature on your face. Straighter and whiter teeth can give you more confidence and make you look younger.
As you grow older , so do your teeth – but it’s possible to keep your teeth looking good as you mature. Here are some common age-related dental issues and our orthodontists will share some helpful tips.
You may think that your teen age years were the only time to think about having your teeth straightened but that is not the case. As you grow older you will notice your teeth shifting. This doesn’t just happen to people who used to have braces but also to people who’ve had straight teeth. Over time, chewing and clenching can wear down teeth and create gaps. When there’s a gap, the teeth will move or overlap to fill the space.
Brushing and flossing regularly can help keep cavities away but won’t straighten your teeth. The best way to fix your crooked smile is to get Invisalign or Incognito braces. Not only do they work, but no one will ever know you’re wearing braces.
As you age, the outermost layer of your teeth enamel thins and exposes the inner denting, which has a yellowish hue. Even though this is unavoidable it isn’t unfixable.
There are teeth whitening treatments available that can return your beautiful smile in no time. Check with your dental practitioner before using any of the teeth whitening products available on the market.
The thickness of your gum tissue is genetic; gum disease (or gingivitis) is your own doing. Years of plaque buildup and aggressive brushing wear away at your sensitive gum line, giving it a peeled-back appearance. This can be avoided by brushing your teeth correctly.
Auckland orthodontics experts Drs. Lutz and Claudia Bachmann place an emphasis on brushing your teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush which is more gentle on the gums. Gently massage the front, back and sides of your teeth for 30 seconds each side – and don’t forget to floss! Flossing removes food particles, prevents plaque and allows oxygen to flow through your teeth and gums.
Finally, visit your orthodontist regularly. Our North Shore orthodontics office is open from 8:00 to 5:30 pm from Monday to Thursday.
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