Unlocking a Beautiful Smile as You Age

Feb 15, 2024 | Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

When it comes to diminishing the signs of aging, there are endless products, treatments, and services that promise to turn back the clock — both internally and externally. But one category that is often overlooked is the teeth!

Professional Teeth Whitening in Summerville SC

Yet a bright, confident smile can offer a boost of youthful radiance just as effective (if not more so!) as those wrinkle reducers. Not only that, but good dental hygiene also goes far beyond good aesthetics. Healthy teeth can help ensure the wellness of your whole body by preventing tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. Good oral health can even help fend off other potentially serious health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more.

While excellent oral hygiene (like brushing and flossing every day!) and regular six-month dental exams and cleanings are key for everyone — especially as we get older — some cosmetic dentistry procedures can help restore and amplify the vitality and beauty of your smile.

Here are some of our favorite ways we keep our patients smiling, as they age gracefully, at SMILE Advanced Dental Center in Summerville, SC.

Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth immediately signal a more youthful, healthy appearance. Indeed, teeth whitening is one of the most simple and effective cosmetic dental treatments that you can do. While all those “whitening” toothpastes, strips, and gel can help, they won’t have the same noticeable improvements you’ll see in as little as one treatment at our office. 

Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel applied to your teeth’ surface. This gel works to significantly reduce the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel that is often caused by the natural aging process.

Dental Bonding

Another easy and relatively inexpensive way to give your smile a youthful boost is with dental bonding. This simple, conservative treatment involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material directly onto the tooth. 

Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. Even better, it typically only requires one visit to our office to provide lasting, aesthetic benefits. 

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. As such, they have the power to transform your smile by restoring teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured — all of which can happen with the aging process. 

They can also whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored. Veneers can also help safeguard the underlying teeth from damage and decay, helping you maintain a strong, healthy foundation for your smile.

Clear Braces

Even if you had braces as a kid, teeth are continually shifting and moving. So, as you age, you may notice that your teeth look different and are not as straight as they once were! That’s where clear braces come in. They’re a discreet, modern way to a straighter smile, gently and gradually adjusting the positions of your teeth for a more beautiful smile. But, even more than that, straighter teeth are generally also at a lower risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other dental problems. 

We have several different orthodontic services, including ClearCorrect aligners and Invisalign® aligners, which are two convenient options to achieve your best smile.


At SMILE Advanced Dental Center, we also offer comprehensive treatment plans that incorporate multiple cosmetic and restorative procedures. We call them our “smile makeovers.” 

No matter your life stage — or your individual dental needs and desires — we will create a personalized plan that meets all your goals to put your best smile forward. Schedule a consultation today.