Past a certain point, it’s sometimes hard to get excited about yet another birthday. We see no reason for this; after all, some things (and people) just get better with age. Even so, there’s nothing wrong with taking certain steps to ensure that you age gracefully. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in Shrewbsury, MA, shares tips for looking your best with each passing year.
Get Moving With Cardio
Ideally, you should devote a minimum of 30 minutes each day to exercise, doing so four or five days each week. Doctors advise that moderate exercise isn’t necessarily achieved only by hitting the gym. Doing household chores, opting for the stairs over the elevator, and choosing a parking spot far from the entrance are simple, effective ways to get your heart rate up.
Keep Your Teeth
There is no rule whatsoever that says you must lose your teeth when you reach a certain age. Most cases of adult tooth loss result not from age, but from periodontal disease. At minimum, brush all of your teeth two times a day; floss at least one time. In addition to practicing excellent hygiene, visit your dentist every six months for professional cleaning and a comprehensive dental exam.
Losing teeth doesn’t just result in noticeable gaps in your smile. If you lose multiple teeth, your cheeks may appear more sunken-in, making you appear much older than your actual age. It’s best to seek treatment with a dental prosthetic, such as a removable denture or dental implants. This preserves your appearance and prevents reabsorption of your jawbone.
Studies show that creating and maintaining positive relationships helps boost your IQ and reduce your risk of developing dementia. And we’re not necessarily talking about social networks online, although those are nice, too. Consider meeting up with friends for dinner or at a free community event. For example, you might enjoy the Winter Social Mingle and Jingle on December 11th.
About Your Shrewsbury Dentists
To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, contact our Shrewsbury, MA dentist office at (508) 842-8838. We welcome residents of Shrewsbury, Boylston, North and South Grafton, Milford, and the surrounding communities.