Anti-Aging with a New Smile

Anti-aging may mean different things to different people. One anti-aging strategy may be exercise with at least 25 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, such as, walking, biking or running, along with 40 minutes of muscle strength training every other day.  Another anti-aging strategy may be using medical grade skincare and refrain from sunshine to preserve your youthful skin for up to 20 years.  You may even place tea bags over your eyes and moisturize the area where crow’s feet appear to prevent wrinkles in your eye area. Another sure fire anti-aging practice is to refrain from cigarette smoking which can otherwise play havoc on your skin.  Another strategy may be a healthy diet with foods containing plenty of Omega-3s and anti-inflammatory properties, such as, fish.  Vitamins can also works wonders to support your anti-aging routine. Vitamin E is great for smoothing over your skin to protect the hydration in your skin. Vitamin C helps to treat damage from pollution, cigarettes and radiation. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which prevents aging of your skin. A positive attitude is also part of a strong anti-aging strategy.

Then, comes your smile. Your smile gives a first impression of you for the people you meet.   A bright, white well aligned smile and healthy oral cavity glimmers youthfulness. First, you can begin by seeing your dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings. You can also start with a proper dental hygiene regimen which includes brushing twice a day, flossing, using a tongue cleaner, and mouth wash.  Next, you may need tooth restorations from time to time and these times should not be postponed to prevent further tooth decay or tooth loss.  You may also take advantage of the latest technology in dentistry with tooth whitening, dental bonding, dental veneers or dental implants.

Regardless of the choices you make for your anti-aging plan, one fundamental option is to preserve your teeth for your lifetime. Consider it, anti-aging for your smile.

If you are interested in general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist, for a consultation at 512-380-1300.