Oprah once hosted an episode where they discussed how to take years of your appearance. One of the ways in which they suggested – was a healthy white smile. They even went so far as to say you could take 10 years off your appearance with a healthy white smile …now that seems worth flossing for!

That being said, your “smile” (oral health) can increase or decrease the aging process for a lot of reasons. Not only is your outer appearance affected by it, but your inner health can also be triggered by improper oral care including infections within the mouth, and other such concerns.

Many people don’t take into consideration their oral health as it pertains to combating aging, but it plays a vital part in the process. So some simple ways in which you can keep your smile youthful and healthy is to brush at least twice daily, floss once daily, and visit your dentist every 6 months.

Both inflammation, and periodontal disease can creep up on you if you forego your regular dental visits. Both of which can result in serious concerns and add years to your overall health unnecessarily.

Anything that happens chronically within the body -including chronic oral concerns- can lead to a lifetime of pain and discomfort. So staying on top of your oral care is the best preventative measure you can take to ensure the longevity of your smile, oral health, and overall health!

At DentistsRUs, we provide you with a variety of dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland who can offer you a teeth whitening services, checkups, and a wide variety of specialty services. Don’t wait until your oral care becomes a concern. See our list below, and call to secure an appointment today!

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View