Healthy And Attractive Teeth In Middle Age And Beyond

Getting older does not mean having to accept poor quality teeth.

When we are young, most of us probably had strong and healthy teeth, perhaps with a  few fillings due to an over enthusiasm for sweets. These teeth tend to serve us well, but, as we approach middle age, dental problems can start to appear. Whilst some of this is due to wear and tear, it can also be down to long term neglect.

In today’s blog, we look at what Mike Allen’s Dental Practice can do for our older Burton patients to help them have healthy and attractive teeth well into old age.

General dentistry

It goes without saying that seeing your local dentist on a regular basis is key to good oral health, along with the regular care that you take of your teeth at home. We will inspect your mouth and treat any problems which may have arisen in their early stages. We will also advise you how to care for problematic teeth and also check for other problems such as potential oral cancers.


Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss, and regular visits to the hygienist will help you to improve how you look after your teeth and gums to prevent problems arising. Our hygienists will also thoroughly clean your teeth, removing hardened bacteria from the teeth and gum line.

Cosmetic dentistry

Few of us will be so lucky as to have a full set of great looking teeth in later life. This is still attainable though, for those of us who wish to restore our smile. There are a number of treatments available at Mike Allen’s Dental Practice which can help you achieve this.

Teeth whitening – One effect of ageing on our teeth is that they start to look discoloured. Whilst some of this may be due to external staining, much of it tends to come from the darkening of the inner part of our teeth. This happens naturally as we get older and can’t be avoided. It can though, be reversed using a straightforward teeth whitening procedure which can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.

Dental Veneers – Where severe staining is a problem, or where the teeth have suffered chips and cracks from the wear and tear of daily life, the surface enamel can be replaced using dental veneers. These are a great way to give your teeth a real aesthetic boost.

Dental implants – Although not inevitable, many of us will start to lose a tooth or two as we get older. Some of us may even lose all of our teeth and as well as affecting our appearance, this can also affect our ability to enjoy eating certain foods. Whilst dentures do offer an option, dental implants are recognised by many as being the strongest and most effective way of replacing missing teeth. With this procedure, you can have a full set of strong and secure teeth throughout your life.

For more information on the general or cosmetic dental treatments that we offer at our Burton dental practice, please call Mike Allen’s surgery on 01283 845345.