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Antiaging
Dentistry

Benevita takes a comprehensive approach to restoring and enhancing oral health, function, and aesthetics while considering its relationship with the face as we age.

 

 

This type of treatment involves a comprehensive approach, planning, and integrating various dental specialties to address complex dental issues and achieve optimal oro-facial health and beauty.

Oral Aging

The face can be divided into three equal parts. The upper third contains the eyes and nose, while the mouth is in the lower third. The harmony between these three parts determines the overall appearance of the face. Any change in the structure or function of one-third can affect the other two-thirds, ultimately altering the face's overall appearance.

Unlike any other part of the face, the mouth is a unique composition of bones, muscles, and fat. It houses distinctive structures, such as the teeth, tongue, mucosa, and lips, which play a crucial role in our daily functions. Moreover, it maintains a close relationship with the salivary glands, further underlining its unique position in our overall health.

The mouth is vital in maintaining our overall health and facial aesthetics. It serves multiple essential functions.

With time, the components of our mouth undergo subtle but significant changes. The bones lose volume; the muscles become less firm, the fat is reduced, the teeth show signs of wear, staining, and shifting, the volume of the lips decreases, and the skin around the mouth thins. These changes occur gradually, often unnoticed, until we notice wrinkles and furrows around the mouth.

Our oral health has a direct impact on our facial expressions. Any alterations in the structure of our mouth, such as tooth loss, wear, or a shift in our occlusion, can disrupt the foundation and affect our ability to chew, speak, and smile. These changes can become repetitive and eventually lead to a noticeable alteration in the appearance of our faces.

Oral Rejuvenation

This comprehensive approach goes beyond simple restoration to address the underlying causes of dental problems and achieve optimal oral health, function, and aesthetics. Rejuvenation dentistry combines advanced dental techniques and technologies with a patient-centered approach, helping patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Here are some key aspects of rejuvenation dentistry:

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: Rejuvenation dentistry begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's oral health, including the teeth, gums, jaw joints (TMJ), bite alignment, and facial aesthetics. This may involve diagnostic tests such as dental X-rays, digital imaging, and impressions of the teeth and jaws.

  2. Multidisciplinary Approach: Rejuvenation dentistry often involves collaboration between different dental specialties, including prosthodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. Each specialty contributes expertise in their respective areas to develop a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual needs and goals of the patient.

  3. Treatment Planning: Based on the findings of the comprehensive evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to address the patient's specific concerns and objectives. The treatment plan may include dental procedures and interventions to restore oral health, function, and aesthetics.

  4. Restorative Procedures: Rejuvenation dentistry may include many restorative procedures to repair damaged or decayed teeth, replace missing teeth, and restore proper function and aesthetics. This may include dental fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, and full-mouth rehabilitation.

  5. Cosmetic Enhancement: In addition to restoring oral health and function, rejuvenation dentistry often includes cosmetic procedures to enhance the smile's appearance. This may involve teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, gum contouring, and other aesthetic treatments to create a natural and beautiful smile.

  6. TMJ Therapy: For patients experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, rejuvenation dentistry may include TMJ therapy to alleviate symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joints. Treatment may involve splint therapy, orthodontic treatment, or other interventions to restore proper jaw function and relieve discomfort.

  7. Long-Term Maintenance: Following rejuvenation dentistry treatment, ongoing maintenance, and follow-up care are essential to preserve the results and ensure long-term oral health and function. This may include regular dental check-ups, professional cleanings, and personalized oral hygiene instructions tailored to the patient's needs.

Oral Aging Prevention

We cannot wait for signs of aging to appear before taking action. If we act proactively and know that our mouth plays a fundamental role in facial aging, we can age while maintaining facial harmony that allows us to always look youthful.

Preventing oral aging involves various strategies to maintain the health, function, and aesthetics of the teeth, gums, and surrounding oral structures as you age. Here are some tips for preventing oral aging:

  1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using mouthwash, help remove plaque, bacteria, and food debris from the teeth and gums. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues contributing to oral aging.

  2. Visit Your Dentist Regularly: Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are essential for maintaining oral health and preventing oral aging. Your dentist can detect and treat dental problems early, perform preventive interventions such as fluoride treatments or dental sealants, and provide personalized oral health recommendations.

  3. Eat a Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products provides essential nutrients for healthy teeth and gums. Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages helps reduce the risk of tooth decay and enamel erosion, which can accelerate oral aging.

  4. Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps keep the mouth moist and promotes saliva production, which is essential for maintaining oral health. Saliva helps wash away food particles, neutralize acids, and remineralize tooth enamel, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

  5. Avoid Tobacco Products: Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, is a significant risk factor for oral health problems such as gum disease, tooth loss, oral cancer, and accelerated oral aging. Quitting smoking and avoiding tobacco products can significantly improve oral health and reduce the risk of oral aging.

  6. Protect Your Teeth: Wearing a mouthguard during sports or recreational activities helps prevent dental injuries such as tooth fractures, chips, or avulsions, which can accelerate oral aging. Using a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping helps protect against wear and tear on the teeth and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.

  7. Practice Good Oral Habits: Avoid habits that can harm oral health, such as using your teeth to open packages or biting on hard objects like ice or pens. These habits can lead to tooth damage, enamel wear, and other oral health issues that contribute to oral aging.

  8. Maintain good facial posture: Chew evenly by moving all the muscles in your mouth. Avoid relaxing the muscles in the lower part of your face or pursing your lips, and maintain a facial expression that keeps the corners of your mouth up. Try to sleep on your back to prevent wrinkles from forming around your mouth and cheeks while you sleep.

  9. Manage Stress: Chronic stress can negatively affect oral health, such as teeth grinding (bruxism) and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which can accelerate oral aging. Stress-reducing techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or regular exercise can help promote oral health and overall well-being.

 

By following these preventive measures and adopting a proactive approach to oral care, you can maintain a healthy, youthful smile and minimize the effects of oral aging as you get older. Regular dental visits and communication with your dentist are key to addressing any concerns and developing a personalized oral health plan tailored to your needs.

Ask your dentist if you are a candidate. 

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