In today’s society, many people worry about the aging process. With constant pressures from the media and celebrities, people are trying all sorts of treatments to defy the formation of wrinkles. The good news is, it emerged this week, that regular visits to your dentist can help maintain a youthful appearance.
In an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, dermatologist Debbie Palmer revealed, “If you have poor dental health, it can cause a loss of bone density in the jaw and cheeks. The bones provide structure and support for the skin. Loss of this support can lead to wrinkles and sagging of the skin.” During the interview, Ms Palmer also advised that regular check-ups at your dentist are important to maintain good dental health, which has a knock-on effect on your overall health.
Other areas of dentistry can also contribute to keeping wrinkles at bay. Worn down teeth or tooth grinding can also influence the aging process, as this can mean your teeth may give less support to the surrounding skin and your jaw muscles can be over worked. Over working of these muscles can lead to sagging skin, in this case, the dental professional can help by providing a mouth guard that can help to give stability and relieve pressure through the night.