Rewinding the Years: Dental Care Tips for Older Adults

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Rewinding the Years: Dental Care Tips for Older Adults

Once my children were grown and on their own, I decided it was time to care of me. One of the first things I did was make an appointment with the dentist. I quickly discovered that years of not keeping up with my own dental care had taken a heavy toll on my teeth. Whereas I thought my teeth were just fine, the dentist pointed out several problems that were going to require a lot of work. When talking to friends, I found out that many of them were in the same boat. This blog is for people like me who just did not have time to keep up with their own dental care.

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How To Make Your Smile Shine In The Holiday Photos

This holiday season, you might be planning on taking lots of photos with your family and friends. However, you might be worried about how your smile will look in these photos. Since you probably do not want to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth when you pose for the camera, consider these tips for making your smile shine in the holiday photos this year.

Have a Professional Whitening Treatment

Has it been a while since you had a professional whitening treatment? If so, you may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to have one. Even though you might be tempted to pick up a box of at-home whitening trays or another at-home whitening solution while you are out and about and shopping for holiday gifts, you are sure to see better and faster results if you have it done professionally.

Work with a Cosmetic Dentist

If you have dental issues that go beyond discoloration, you might think that there is no way that you can do anything about the appearance of your teeth before the holidays. However, this is not necessarily the case. You might be surprised by what a cosmetic dentist like Michael G Landy DDS can do in just one or two visits, such as using dental bonding to repair an unsightly tooth or using veneers to cover up your teeth.

Be Careful with Holiday Food and Drink

While eating holiday dinner or while at a holiday party, be careful about what you eat or drink if you want your teeth to look their best. In particular, you'll want to be careful about brightly colored foods and drinks that might stain your teeth, such as cranberry sauce, cranberry juice, or red wine. Avoiding these brightly colored foods and beverages can help you ensure that your teeth look as white as possible when you pose for the family photo.

Wear Bright or Dark Lipstick

If you like to wear makeup and are wondering which lipstick to choose for the next big holiday party, consider reaching for a bright or dark color. Brighter or darker lipstick can contrast really well against your teeth, making your teeth look a whole lot whiter. Plus, a nice red lipstick can be very festive for the holiday season!

You do not have to feel self-conscious in the holiday photos this year. If you follow these tips, you might be surprised by just how great your smile looks in the family portrait.