Total Health Dentistry
for Young Adults
While young adulthood is typically a time of few dental appointments, it’s a period in one’s life where cosmetics and physical appearance are most important.
While a young adult’s budget may be limited, it’s still possible to achieve a healthy mouth, teeth and gums with Total Health Dentistry.
How's Your Smile?
Working On Your Vibrant Smile
Many young adults agree that a healthy, vibrant smile is one of their most important assets. While a healthy smile may be aesthetically pleasing, it also contributes to your total health.
Whether you’re looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, improve your appearance or looking for companionship, it all starts with a healthy smile!
A Healthy Smile Starts With:
A healthy smile comes down to a few key factors:
HINT: If you were thinking of colour and shade, you’re only part of the way there.
- Facial Profile
- Teeth Shade and Alignment
The proportions of your gums, smile line, face, jaw, and neck all play a key role in establishing a beautiful-healthy smile. We call these the golden proportions.
Is Your Smile In Golden Proportions?
Are your teeth crooked? Do you have black spots or discolouration on your teeth? Do you have a comfortable bite?
If there’s nothing obviously crooked or black, and you’re still not happy with your smile, there may be some dis-proportions.
While facial profile is rarely talked about in dentistry, it’s a huge topic and contributor when it comes to vibrant, healthy and naturally beautiful smiles.
Facial Profile Surgery Is NOT Needed:
While facial profile surgery is still an option to change one’s appearance, it’s often not necessary!
When a person has a great airway, nutrition and structure, they’re already on the path of golden facial profile proportions.
Researching and considering Airway Focused Braces can considerably improve your facial profile.
Shade and Alignment
The shade and alignment of teeth are usually the first aspect of a healthy and beautiful smile that people think about.
While shade and alignment are important factors of a healthy smile, there’s much more to understand.
How to Improve Your Shade and Alignment:
Improving the Shade of Your Teeth:
- Avoid foods that can stain your teeth!
- DIY tooth whitening with activated charcoal.
- Over the counter products using 10% Carbamide Peroxide or 8% Hydrogen Peroxide.
Improving Teeth Alignment:
- Traditional braces vs. Airway focused braces
- Invisible or ceramic bracket braces.
Note: Please don’t forget about your airway. Don’t straighten your teeth at the cost of closing or narrowing your arch, restricting your airway and tongue!
Understanding Early Alarm Bells
Addressing Early Warning Signs
During early and young adulthood, it’s important to be vigilant in addressing early signs of diminished dental health.
While the full extent of damage might not be super evident, it will be in 1 to 2 decades. It’s important to correct early warning signs, so they do not derail the total health of the patient.
What's Comfortable Bite Treatment?
Do you have a comfortable bite? Here are some early signs that your bite may not be as comfortable as you think:
- Excessive teeth grinding.
- The tops of molars eroding.
- Lost enamel.
If you experience any of these early warning signs, you might have an uncomfortable bite. The good news? Sante Family Dental can help!
Our team has extensive Comfortable Bite Treatments that include:
- Porcelain build-ups
- and more!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Sante Family Dental team is here to support you in your Total Health Dentistry. We’ve assembled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions for early and mid-adulthood so that you can rest assured that the answers you need are available when you need them.