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Simply Whitening Your Teeth Can Help You Look Years Younger
Posted on 8/10/2020 by Jeannie Molato, DDS
Are you concerned about the appearance of your teeth and the effects it can be having on your confidence? A whiter, healthy smile can do wonders for someone's confidence and not only that, but it can give the perception of being younger. But how does it work? Here is a quick overview on how whiter teeth work as a great anti-aging tool.
Whiter Teeth and Anti-Aging
When we meet someone for the first time it takes a few seconds to make a first impression. By having whiter teeth, it can often give the perception of you being younger than your years. This occurs because people have existing ideas about white teeth.
As we grow older, tooth enamel starts to wear thin, which allows the dentin layer below to show through. Dentin is yellow in color, so as this starts to show it causes discoloration of teeth. As this discoloration happens over a long period of years, it can give the perception that you are younger if you have whiter teeth than they expect.
You may notice that with whiter teeth, your confidence improves. As your confidence grows, people react to you differently. A whiter smile indicates youth and that you maintain great overall hygiene.
How to Achieve Whiter Teeth
There are many teeth whitening products on the market that are fantastic for achieving a great white smile. You can purchase teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwash, and other recommended dental products. You can also schedule in teeth cleaning and whitening as part of your dental visits.
Practicing great oral health at home is vital to keeping your teeth as white as possible. By brushing your teeth twice a day and regular flossing, you can keep your teeth healthy. Following this up with regular dental visits and teeth cleaning, this will work towards achieving a white, healthy smile. If you are worried about the color of your teeth, schedule a dental check today.