Why Middle Age Is The Best Time For Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges Roseville, CA | Dr. David B. Miller DDS

As they say, there’s a time and a place for everything. There’s little need to start investing in an IRA when you’re 10 years old. Trying to do that when you’re 70 years old is a bit too late. When it comes to investing like that, you need a balance between having the money and getting close enough to retirement to make sense spending it on an IRA.

That’s true for cosmetic dentistry as well. Whether you need teeth whitening for stains, dental veneers for chips and cracks, or something else, we have the cosmetic treatments you need at our Roseville, CA dental office.

Call us today at 916-945-9985 for your next cosmetic dentistry appointment. For most people, the perfect time to get that work is when you are middle aged.

Cosmetic Dentistry For Amazing Smiles

Here are a few reasons why being middle aged means it’s a great time to get cosmetic dentistry.

You’ll be running into a lot of big life events.

As you graduate from college and start reaching middle age, you tend to have some very big life events pop up. Marriage is happening later and later in life. That’s true for your marriage and marriages of your friends. You could have children graduating from anything from kindergarten to college. Family events often start to mean more when you’re older, too. You’ll be more likely to attend family reunions or big get-togethers for both sides of the family. At all of these events, people will be taking plenty of photos. That means your bad smile will be immortalized and shared at future events. When you are middle-aged, you simply have more reasons to have a great smile.

A great smile can help with work.

Along the same lines, your smile is how you present yourself. If you have a big meeting, you would make sure to wear a professional outfit. That’s because looks matter. People judge you based on how you look. If you look ragged and upset, people are less likely to listen and talk to you. The opposite is true when you look great. Having a great smile can help you in your career. When you’re middle aged, that’s when things begin to take off. Your job evolves into a proper career. As with life events, being middle aged means you need a great smile more.

Your teeth will have collected more stains, but not so much that whitening can’t help.

There’s usually no need for younger people to get teeth whitening treatment. Most likely, their teeth still look healthy and white. By the time you are middle-aged, you’ve probably had so many cups of coffee and wine that your teeth have become dark and dingy. If you do nothing, your teeth could get very discolored. Trying teeth whitening at that point could mean you go from very bad to slightly bad instead of a healthy white. Middle age is often the perfect time for teeth whitening. You have the need, and a single treatment can get incredible results.

Your teeth are more likely to have chips and cracks.

Accidents and injuries can happen at any age. The older you get, the more likely you will have had an accident. It’s no guarantee; it’s just a matter of odds. Young people have less time to have endured an injury to their teeth, so they have a lower chance of having chipped or cracked teeth. By the time you’re middle-aged, there’s a better chance you’ve had something bad happen. That means you’re more likely to have chips and cracks in your enamel. This makes you a better candidate for work like dental veneers.

Your teeth have stopped moving.

Some treatments like orthodontics cannot be done when you are too young. At those ages, teeth are still moving too much. Adult teeth never completely stop moving, but they do more-or-less stop eventually. By waiting until you’ve hit middle age, you can help the effects of some treatments like orthodontics last longer. Plus, we offer “invisible” braces like Incognito™ braces (by 3M), ClearCorrect, and Invisalign. You won’t have to deal with metal braces just to get your smile looking good again.

You certainly do not have to be middle aged to get these treatments. Young people still need braces. Dental crowns combine restorative and cosmetic dentistry, so they are great for any age. But with the combination of need and availability, being middle aged is a great time for cosmetic treatments. Call us today at 916-945-9985 for your next appointment.

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