As you probably know, oral hygiene is important to help you avoid gum disease and a host of other dental conditions. However what you may not know is that good oral hygiene can actually help you to look younger too.
While that may sound slightly odd, it’s actually true in a number of different ways. If you’re interested in appearing younger, starting to take good care of your oral hygiene is an excellent place to start.
All in a Smile
Part of what causes oral hygiene to help project a more youthful image is going to be dependent on your smile. Having a dazzling white smile automatically makes you look younger, because people tend to subconsciously associate stained or damaged teeth w/ith age.
To ensure that your teeth stay pearly white you should not only brush at least twice a day and floss once, but you should also avoid unhealthy habits that could detract from your efforts. Some of these habits include things like smoking, drinking alcohol, chewing gum, or even drinking excessive amounts of coffee.
In tandem with all this, good oral hygiene should also help you to stave off gum disease – which will in turn also ensure that your teeth continue to give you a young-looking smile well into the future.
Aside from your smile, oral hygiene also has a part to play in your youthful appearance by helping you to keep maintain your facial appearance. By keeping gum disease at bay and preventing tooth decay, you will ensure that you don’t end up losing teeth – which could affect your bite as well as your overall facial appearance.
Many people tend to overlook the importance of a full set of teeth when it comes to the overall structure of your face, and even missing a single tooth can actually alter it considerably. Add to that the fact that missing teeth are subconsciously associated with aging, and it should be clear how oral hygiene ties into a youthful appearance in this way.
It is worth noting that if you’re already missing teeth, have issues with your bite, or suffer from misaligned or crooked teeth then fixing those problems with dental treatments will go a long way to helping you look younger too. While this isn’t ‘oral hygiene’ in the strictest sense, it is one way in which dental treatments have their part to play too.
If you like you could head over to a good Exeter dentist at the Life Dental & Wellbeing, 31 Queen Street, Exeter , EX4 3SR. While you’re there be sure to get a dental check-up and ask the dentist for advice on how you could improve your oral hygiene habits.