It’s finally your time. You’ve worked hard for 40+ years and saved a sizeable nest egg that you can finally retire and do what you want to do.
While many retirees envision their days filled with volunteering, reading, golfing, fishing, or relaxing on the beach (which all sound great, don’t they?), some retirees look in the mirror and realize it’s finally time to do something about what’s been bothering them for several years…their teeth.
Even with good oral hygiene, over time your smile teeth can become yellow as you age and a certain level of tooth decay can start to set in. This means that your smile may not have that “glow” that it had in your younger years and you want it back!
In this article, we’re going to share 6 specific reasons we’ve heard from a few of our retired patients as to why they want to improve the look of their smile. Maybe one of these will “hit home” with you, and if that’s the case, we encourage you to contact our Mullins, SC dental practice (we see patients from all around the state of South Carolina) to meet Dr. Blevins.
1 I don’t want to be the Grandma or Grandpa with bad teeth.
If you’re retired you may already have grandkids or are expecting them in the near future. If you’re afraid that you’ll be the grandma or grandpa with bad breath and rotten teeth, then a visit to Blevins Dentistry to discuss your options may be just what you need.
Let’s face it, bad teeth aren’t an attractive quality and you don’t want to feel like you have to keep your mouth closed or can’t show off your teeth around the grandkids! Believe it or not, this is a big motivator for many grandparents; they adore their grandchildren and want to do everything they can to make sure their grandkids adore them, as well.
2 I want to be able to eat what I want.
As you get a little older your jaws may not work quite as well as they used to. Well, if your teeth have any tooth decay (or if you are missing teeth), it can have a significant impact on what you can eat.
For some patients, the first thing they try is removable dentures, but they aren’t the best option for someone who wants to enjoy foods that can be difficult to chew (which a lot of the “good stuff” is difficult to chew!). Dentures can slide around and make speaking and chewing a challenge.
3 I have an active social life and don’t want to be self-conscious about my smile.
Just because you’re retired now doesn’t mean you want to slow down…far from it! Being retired doesn’t mean that you sit at home and do nothing. It means that, instead of working a job every day, you get to do what you want when you want to.
If you’re a retiree with an active social life, this means that you likely go out to dinners, fundraisers, and a variety of entertaining events with friends. You don’t want to be doing all of this with stained (brown or yellow) teeth.
If you want to explore the variety of cosmetic dentistry options from Blevins Dentistry that can make your smile shine again, visit our smile makeovers page below:
4 I want my mouth to be healthy.
While we certainly understand there are a variety of cosmetic reasons that you want your smile to shine, nothing is more important than your health and your oral health is a big part of overall health and wellness.
In fact, many studies are starting to make a connection between gum disease and a variety of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and more.
You want to keep your mouth healthy in order to avoid gum disease and in some situations this means, not only having a thorough exam and cleaning, but may include having some of your decayed teeth removed.
The bottom line is that you want to minimize the amount of bad bacteria in your mouth so that you’ll stay as healthy and happy as possible.
5 I want to keep my face from “sagging.”
Many of our retired patients complain that one side of their face (or both sides) seems to be sagging. In some cases this is due to loss of bone or tooth decay. The teeth not only help with chewing, but actually help keep the structure of the face.
For patients who notice their face seems to be sagging or “caving in,” we can help! Dr. Blevins offers dental implants, full mouth reconstruction services, and so much more.
Bottom line, we can rebuild your smile to reduce facial sagging and give you more confidence when you look in the mirror or are out with friends!
6 I want to look younger and have more self-confidence.
You know you’re not 30 anymore, but at the same time you have a lot of very happy, productive years ahead of you! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look younger and having more self-confidence, and with cosmetic dentistry, you can accomplish both of those objectives.
Dr. Blevins and the team at Blevins Dentistry offer a wide variety of cosmetic services including:
- professional teeth whitening
- cosmetic dental bonding
- porcelain veneers
- implants with crowns/bridge
And so much more. The best part? Dr. Blevins will work with you personally to create the smile you want. Sure, we’re happy to provide guidance, recommendations, and suggestions, but at the end of the day, it’s your smile!
Ready to live your golden years with a bright, beautiful smile?
You’ve worked hard to get where you are and your best years are still ahead of you! At Blevins Dentistry, our goal is to help retirees take care of their teeth and gums so that they can enjoy all that retirement has to offer.
You’ve probably never thought your oral health was so important in retirement, but with proper care, it will significantly improve your quality of life!
So what are you waiting for? If you are in South Carolina, give our Mullins dental practice a call today to see what cosmetic or restorative dental options are available to restore to your smile. You can also schedule your appointment with Dr. Blevins today.