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8 Ways Your Dentist Can Help You Age Gracefully

  • October 10, 2016
  • Drs. Lucy and Jonathan Gilbart go out of their way to make every patient at their three Maryland dental offices – Hagerstown, Frederick, and Ellicott City – feel like family. But did you know that Gilbart Dental Care can also help you look younger?

    Check out these 7 ways a ride in our dental chair can take your appearance back in time, then give us a call to schedule your next appointment:

    • Hagerstown, MD dental office: 240-347-0910
    • Frederick, MD dental office: 240-513-7523
    • Ellicott City, MD dental office: 240-347-0614

    Don’t Let Metal Fillings Give Away Your Age

    Old school metal fillings are a dental treatment from a bygone era. A mouth speckled with metal could convey that you’re older or that you’ve had a lot of dental work done over the years. New, modern tooth-colored fillings blend beautifully with your natural teeth so no one but you and your dentist knows about your cavities.

    Say Bye-Bye To A Bad Tooth

    Healthy white teeth are associated with youth. Brown sickly teeth are the opposite. If you have a bad tooth having it removed can help improve the look of your smile, not to mention the health of your mouth. An infected tooth can spread infection to your other teeth and a tooth that is painful makes it hard to chew.

    Before we make the call to remove your tooth, we will see if a root canal treatment is a possibility. During a root canal procedure, Dr. Gilbart will enter your tooth, clear out the infected pulp, fill it, and then cap it with a dental crown to protect your tooth from further damage. We use ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and zirconia dental crowns for their similarity to the look and feel of your natural teeth. If your tooth cannot be saved, the next step is to extract it.

    Dental Implants Have Several Beauty Benefits

    Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can make you appear younger in several ways:

    • A complete, healthy smile is a confident smile.
    • Missing teeth can cause the skin around your cheeks and lips to sink in. Dental implants can help fill these areas out.
    • Missing teeth make chewing difficult, which significantly affects your diet. A poor diet does not contribute to your health and wellness.
    • Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth did when they were young and healthy.
    • Dental implants are secure, so unlike some other teeth replacement options, they will not affect your speech.

    Gilbart Dental Care partners with a specialist who will place your dental implant and then we will restore it with a beautiful, natural-looking replacement tooth.

    Get Rid Of Bad Breath Caused By Gum Disease

    People often associate bad breath with decay and decay with old age. If you have chronic bad breath, gum disease could be the source of your odor woes. We can treat your gum disease with scaling and root planing, which will alleviate your bad breath too. If left untreated, gum  disease can lead to tooth loss, which can absolutely age your appearance.

    Dental Veneers For A Timeless Smile

    Dental veneers are thin, iridescent bits of material that your dentist can adhere to your natural teeth for flawless looking teeth. Dental veneers can correct:

    • Discoloration
    • Minor chips and cracks
    • Small gaps
    • Slight unevenness

    Straight Teeth Convey Youth

    As we get older our teeth tend to shift some, so straight teeth can make you look more youthful. Not only do we offer Invisalign clear braces that won’t disrupt your day-to-day activities, we can also treat severe misalignment issues with traditional braces, and we have short-term options to get you a straighter smile fast if you’re only in need of minor treatment.

    Teeth Whitening For A Youthful Glow

    Teeth whitening can be a simple way to lift your smile a few shades. Stains and age can make our smiles look dingy. We have many at-home options that will get you safer, more reliable results than the kits you’ve seen at the drugstore.

    Sleep Better, Look Better

    One of the most surprising ways your dentist can help you look more youthful is with sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea can prevent you for getting a good night’s sleep. Not sleeping well can leave you cranky and looking tired. By treating your sleep apnea, you’re more likely to get the eight hours of beauty rest you need to look and feel your best.

    Our office can treat obstructive sleep apnea with a simple dental appliance. Schedule a consultation to see if this is the right solution for you.

    Take advantage of all your dental office has to offer. For cosmetic dentistry and more, call Gilbart Dental Care today to schedule your next dental appointment.

    • Hagerstown, MD dental office: 240-347-0910
    • Frederick, MD dental office: 240-513-7523
    • Ellicott City, MD dental office: 240-347-0614


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