A new study reported by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has found that people are most likely to underestimate someone’s age if they see the person smiling. In this post, we will examine the results of the study and discuss why cosmetic dentistry is the best way for adults to improve their smiles.
How Smiling Helps People Look Younger
According to the AACD, smile lines make it challenging for an onlooker to guess a person’s age. Also, many people naturally begin to see their smile deteriorate during their 30s and 40s. So, if a person maintains a healthy smile with white, well-shaped teeth, his or her age has a good chance of being underestimated.
Treatments that Help Smiles
Our cosmetic dentistry services are proven to improve the look, shape, and health of a patient’s smile.
For misshapen or chipped teeth, we offer Lumineer Veneers. These thin, porcelain covers fit over your existing teeth without the need for extensive re-shaping. They leave your teeth looking refreshed, strengthened, and healthy.
For teeth straightening, we offer Invisalign. This orthodontic system is comfortable, clear, and removable. It is perfect for adults who want straighter teeth but do not want braces.
For general whitening, we offer the Zoom in-office whitening treatment. Our Zoom system can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just one hour. Plus, our training will make sure your teeth are whitened to the appropriate shade. In contrast, take-home systems have no controls, so many patients overdue it and whiten their teeth too much.
Reminder: Smoking Is a Smile Wrecker
Smoking has a way of undoing all the improvements made by cosmetic dental treatments. Teeth will stain. Wrinkles will develop on the face and skin. Gums will redden and appear puffy. Plus, halitosis (aka bad breath) will develop and worsen over time.
The best advice for any smoker is to use a dental treatment as a good springboard for quitting. We can improve your smile, but it is up to you to protect your smile investment.
For More Information
We’d love to hear what our patients think. Do you underestimate someone’s age because you see them smiling? Do you notice someone’s smile as a first impression? Contact us and let us know. We always enjoy hearing from our patients.