To help answer common questions, below are some facts regarding Anti-Aging Dentistry:
- Most Anti-Aging Dentistry cases can be completed start to finish in just 2 weeks!
- More people in the US assert the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth than smoking!
- Horizontal folds in the corners of the lips cannot be corrected with cosmetic injectables or fillers.
- Lengthening the teeth softens the face giving a person a lighter, more youthful look.
- Thinning lips have little to do with collagen and a lot to do with having the correct support from the teeth.
- Porcelain does not break down over time. The main reason people get their porcelain veneers and crowns replaced is because of gum recession, staining, or cracked and broken teeth due to hard foods like whole almonds, or clenching and grinding.
- Anti-Aging Dentistry was developed by Dr. Kourosh Maddahi while he was working on reality makeover shows with plastic surgeons and cosmetic professionals. During this time, he saw how much his work could affect the amount of subsequent cosmetic treatment a patient would need.
- Clenching and grinding are typically due to either stress or a bad bite, meaning the bite is not evenly distributed throughout the teeth.
- Over time clenching and grinding can not only age a person by causing a collapsed bite, making the lower third of their face appear squished, but can also cause chronic pain when the tendon between the jaw and socket is worn out.
- Morning headaches are not due to dehydration or a hangover, but clenching and grinding while sleeping.
- Grey stains on the teeth, caused by dark green, blue, or red foods and liquids (think blueberries, wine and green juices) are much harder to remove and age someone more than the yellow stains caused by coffee and cigarettes.
- The leading cause of cracked or broken teeth is actually diet! Foods like whole almonds or other nuts are very hard (pun intended) on teeth. They can also wear teeth down much in the way clenching and grinding does, and cause headaches and soreness of the jaw.
- Drinking liquids through a thin straw too frequently could cause vertical lines around the lips much like those caused by smoking.
- Drinking staining liquids through a thick straw or vented lid like those provided at Starbucks, however, reduces their effect on the teeth significantly.
- Having straight, white teeth has been proven to increase your chances of landing a good job AND landing a mate! Pretty good reasons to improve your grin.