Caring For Your 20–40 Year Old Smile

Theurer Family Dental will help you keep your smile for life!

FOR PEOPLE BELONGING TO GENERATIONS PAST, the chances were slim that they could keep their healthy, natural teeth over their entire lifetime. Fortunately, today’s remarkable technologies and advanced materials, coupled with Dr. Jared’s and Dr. Daniel’s artistic eyes and extensive training greatly increases the likelihood that YOU will keep YOUR smile for life!

Sometimes, when we visit with you—our valued patients and friends—we recognize that making decisions about dental treatments isn’t easy. To help you better understand dental service decision making, we’ve set up a simple framework below. It’s our hope that this will help bring additional clarity to your decision making. And of course we understand, and respect, that the decisions are always YOURS to make. We just want to be sure you have good information.

For purposes of the next four blog posts, we’ve divided “The Lifetime of YOUR Smile” into 4 distinct phases:

  • Your 1–20 Year Old Smile
  • Your 20–40 Year Old Smile
  • Your 40–65 Year Old Smile
  • Your 65+ Year Old Smile

In addition to learning about YOUR smile’s current phase, you have family members, loved ones, and friends who are in the other phases. We invite you to pass the information along!

Must do’s. Should do’s. Could do’s.

We all prioritize decision making in all aspects of our lives by “must do’s,” “should do’s,” and “could do’s.” Here at Theurer Family Dental our goal is to make sure you’re comfortable with every oral health decision you make, and that you see the difference between the “musts,” the “shoulds,” and the “coulds.”

Keep in mind that these lists aren’t exhaustive. There’s no absolutely right or wrong answer to what YOU must, should, or could be doing about your oral health and appearance. Everyone has different priorities and different wants and needs. These posts are starting points! And if you have questions, please contact us and we’ll visit.

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This FIRST Post Is About Your 20–40 Year Old Smile

IT’S TEMPTING DURING THIS STAGE IN LIFE to skip or procrastinate check ups because “nothing hurts.” But too often what you don’t see causes the most trouble in the long run. For many, this stage also represents the most active in terms of significant, long-term social interaction and career advancement.

Some Must Do’s

  • Regular check ups for early signs of gum disease, cracks in teeth, infections, cavities and potential problems with fillings. Most can be reversed when caught early.
  • Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer with the worst five-year survival rate of all major cancers. Can go unnoticed without exams.
  • Gum disease can raise a pregnant woman’s risk of developing a dangerous condition known as preeclampsia which can lead to eclampsia, or seizures late in pregnancy or after delivery. Eclampsia can cause organ damage and even death.
  • Wisdom teeth make their presence felt and can disrupt one’s bite causing long-term problems. Let Dr. Jared or Dr. Daniel make sure there aren’t problems.

Some Should Do’s and Could Do’s

  • A healthy, gorgeous smile compliments your career and social life. Is there some little thing that would make you more confident when you smile? Theurer Family Dental stands ready to help.
  • Surveys show that 92% of North Americans agree an attractive smile is a crucial social asset. Does your social life suffer because you’re uncomfortable smiling?
  • The same survey shows that 74% believe that an unattractive smile HURTS a person’s chances of career success. During this time in life, when most people are absorbed in career development, have you considered the confidence difference a great smile could make?
  • Consider how the smile of your dreams could literally change your life—far more comfortably and affordably than ever before.

Here at Theurer Family Dental, Drs. Jared and Daniel Theurer and their entire team want to be your oral health partners for life! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, if you haven’t already, by clicking on the logo below:

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Watch for our NEXT blog post to learn about 40–65 Year Old Smiles!