How To Get A Younger Looking Smile

The appearance of your teeth and mouth have a significant effect on your overall look.  Stained, worn teeth, and smile lines, can all make you look more aged than what you are.  Luckily, there are a few things that our dentist in Newport Beach recommends you try to achieve a younger-looking smile and feel better about yourself.

  1. Plump Your Lips with Cosmetic Fillers

If you’ve noticed that your lips aren’t as full as they used to be, then you’ve witnessed one of the normal effects of aging.  To get the plumpness you used to have, you can request injectable lip fillers to add volume to the area. This dental cosmetic procedure is safe, quick, and lasts for several months.

  1. Eliminate Lip Wrinkles

When making certain mouth movements, some people’s skin forms lines around their lips, making them looked aged and wrinkled.

To eliminate these creases, you can have a combination of dermal fillers to fill in the surface, and Botox to “freeze” the muscles to prevent them from causing those unsightly lines.

Static lines are deep permanent wrinkles around the lip and chin area.  Botox and other injectables won’t remove static lines, but laser treatments will.

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  1.  Quit Smoking

Smoking decreases blood circulation, which leads to premature aging and wrinkles. These wrinkles are most prominent around the mouth, because smokers are constantly pursing their lips around their cigarette.

  1. Bleach Your Teeth

As you age, your teeth become yellow and stained from typical foods and drinks. To give your smile a boost, you should consider bleaching your teeth with the help of a cosmetic dentist. There are some over-the-counter products that work well, but for optimal results, you can use a professional whitening system provided by our dentist in Newport Beach. You can either choose to do your bleaching treatment in the convenience of your own home or have us apply it in-office to give you the same results in 90 minutes!

  1.  Straighten Your Teeth

Having crooked teeth can really make your smile wear down prematurely. Getting them straightened will give you a more attractive and uniform look that can take years off your appearance.  The best news is that orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean you have to wear metal braces.  Most adults these days are taking advantage of orthodontic treatment through the use of Invisalign clear aligner therapy. This system lets you wear nearly invisible trays over your teeth that straighten your smile.  Invisalign even works faster than traditional braces! Ask our dentist in Newport Beach if you qualify.

  1. Address Gum Recession

Gum recession is caused by things like brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, or having a misaligned smile. When your gums recede, the roots of your teeth are visible. Their dark color gives off an aged smile appearance.

To fix gum recession you can either have a gum graft placed where we fill in your gum tissue, or you could have the worn areas filled in with a tooth-colored filling material.

gum-recessionTo prevent further gum recession, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t bear down too hard on it. Or, consider switching to an electric toothbrush. If you grind your teeth, wearing a nightguard while you sleep will help preserve your enamel.  Nightguards can be purchased over the counter but our dentist in Newport Beach can make you a custom fitted appliance that will give you better protection.

  1. Replace Silver Fillings with White Ones

Having silver fillings in the teeth that are in your smile zone can show through, making those teeth look dark and gray. Having these old amalgam fillings replaced with new, tooth-colored ones will instantly make your smile look younger.

  1. Replace Missing Teeth

 Having a full set of teeth helps support your facial structures.  When you begin to lose teeth, you’ll also experience bone loss in your jaw, which makes your cheeks look sunken in and older than you really are.

Missing teeth can be replaced permanently with a dental implant or bridge. If you’re missing several teeth and on a budget, a removable partial works well too!

  1. Go for a Full Smile Makeover

 If you want the ultimate makeover, you may want to have a combination of several procedures done, including porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom designed, thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your natural teeth. This procedure can reshape and align your smile while making the shade much more attractive in just a visit or two.

  1. Always Remember to Smile 

The most cost-effective way to make you look younger is by wearing a smile on your face.  Smiling has been shown to make people look friendlier, more attractive, and fun to be around.

Where to Get A Younger Looking Smile in Newport Beach, CA

If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth and have a younger-looking smile, then call Dr. Yazdan for a consultation. We’ll see which makeover options are best for you!

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