Cosmetic Dentistry Grayslake, IL

Middle-Aged Women: Dental Health is an Important Health Matter

By the time we reach mid-life – our fifties and sixties – we have this oral care thing pretty dialed in. Most men and women understand that they need to brush and floss routinely. Most have developed a daily routine that reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease. Why is it, then, that dental problems seem to show up more frequently at this point in life? According to experts, it’s a matter of simple wear and tear. Here, we discuss the importance of oral care especially as it relates to women’s health.

Do Women Forget?

We wouldn’t go so far as to say that women completely forget about the value of oral care. What does seem to happen, though, is that women (and many men, too) become more fixated on how they look as they begin to notice the various signs of aging on their face and body. Many women aged forty to sixty are caring for family members while also maintaining their career. Attending to cosmetic concerns is a convenient and cost-effective way for a woman to provide herself with a little TLC. However, it’s essential to keep the smile in mind throughout the changes that occur in midlife.

A Smile Makeover Could be the Real Lift you Need

Many women today want to maintain their youthful appearance. This isn’t to say all women want to hover within the same physical appearance they did when they were 20 or even 30. It means there is a common trend that involves softening lines and wrinkles and maintaining facial contours. Smooth, tight skin is nice, but so is a great smile.

Did you know that research suggests that we look at people’s smiles as an indicator of youth? Not only that, but a vibrant smile is also an indication of friendliness and trustworthiness. Studies have demonstrated the power of cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and tooth replacement in the area of youthful features, with many study participants perceived as 10 or more years younger than they did before dental treatment.

A dental lift can provide you with the rejuvenation your face needs while also restoring sufficient structural durability where it may have declined. Learn more about the value of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your visit at our Grayslake office by calling (847) 223-5200.