Teeth making you look older

4 Ways Your Teeth Are Making You Look Older Than Your Age

Your teeth affect your whole facial appearance—people see your teeth whenever you talk, laugh, or flash your smile. Any signs of enamel cracks, blunt edges, or yellowish colour on your teeth could give the impression that you are older than your actual age. To prevent this from happening, read on to have an idea of the causes that could ruin your perfect smile.

1. Worn-down teeth

As you grow old, your once rounded young teeth get sharp because of chewing food or grinding your teeth when asleep. This could make your upper front teeth look shorter than they should be, which could cause your lips to sag inward, and make your nose and chin look close to each other. All of this could make your face look overall saggy, similar to elderly people’s facial features.

You can solve this through bonding which is often achieved through veneers or crowns. You can talk to your dentist about the best option for your worn-down teeth.

2. Crowded teeth

Crowded teeth occur when your teeth shift or angle inward over time. When you smile or show off your teeth, they look crooked and out of place. Having your teeth shift to a certain part of the mouth could leave one side of your cheeks with no support. This makes you lose your firm face structure, making you look older. Braces or veneers can solve this. They can realign your teeth structure which could make you 10 to 15 years younger.

3. Yellow teeth

We all know that perfect white teeth are the standard for a pleasing smile. If your teeth are any colour other than white, people would often think that you do not take great care of your teeth. However, we cannot avoid teeth discolouration because our teeth could turn yellow or grey as we age. It could be due to the enamel getting thinner and stained, or having the pulp inside our tooth shrink—making it look darker than it should be. But discolouration could be prevented easily as many oral care products provide teeth whitening benefits. Staining foods like coffee, tea, or red wine should also be avoided, or just rinse your mouth with water after every consumption.

4. Gum disease and recession

Gum diseases usually occur in the elderly over the age of 65, but that doesn’t mean we should be forgetting our gum health. Brushing twice a day, paired with flossing daily could help minimise the chances of getting gum disease. As for recession, this is when the roots of your teeth become more visible as your gums recede back. This could be solved through gum tissue grafting.


Now that you know the signs, you can contact your dentist for the best treatment possible to help you maintain your pearly whites. What’s important is that aging is always preventable with early intervention.

To maintain a glowing and youthful smile, you can visit us at Dentaluxe. Contact us now or book an appointment to explore your options. You may also visit our blog for more tips and information on dental care and teeth whitening.



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