How to Maintain a Beautiful Smile With Old Age

The smile is one of the most symbolic things we have as a society. Seen in photos and advertisements alike, the smile is the best way to convey happiness. Unfortunately, as we grow older, we start to lose that perfect smile we had while we were younger. This is a reality of living as everyone gets old. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to have a beautiful smile even in your old age. Here are some ways to have a beautiful smile even in old age.

Snap-in Dentures

While we all would like to think that our smiles will last forever, this is not true. Whether it be due to tooth decay, or damage to your teeth through accidents, dentures become a reality for many people. This is not to say that dentures are bad. When utilized correctly, dentures can look perfectly natural while also providing you with that incredible smile that you once had. The days of negatively viewing dentures are over and there are so many great companies out there that can help you achieve your dreams in terms of smiling.

There are different types of dentures to choose from as well, depending on what you need from them. The professionals at G4 by Golpa offers these options to help you decide what is best for you. You can get the pair of dentures that you want while also ensuring that they are comfortable and practical for you. The last thing that you would want is a pair that does not fit right. Snap-in dentures are great as they are stable and screwed into your mouth, allowing them to tackle even the most difficult of foods. Along with this, you can customize your snap-in dentures if you would like the ability to remove them at night. Don't be afraid to look at a pair of dentures if you want to keep a beautiful smile in your old age.

Teeth Whiteners

One of the biggest reasons why our smile starts to go in our old age is due to the color of our teeth. At a young age, it is easy to keep your teeth white and shiny, however, as you get older, they shift more and more towards yellow. This can greatly impact your smile and even make you afraid to show them off. This is where teeth whiteners come into play. By taking the time to whiten your teeth with whitening products, you can help chase away all of the yellow and keep them shiny and white. The trademark of any smile is the white glow, so ensure that you are keeping that even in your old age with some teeth whitening products.

Dental Hygiene

Just like any part of your body, your teeth have to be properly cared for and cleaned if you want to continue to have a beautiful smile. Brushing your teeth and flossing daily become necessities to keep everything in there alive and operating well. At a young age, it is very easy to get away with forgetting to floss or even brush your teeth regularly, however, this will take a toll on your future smile as bacteria will begin to take control of your mouth and eat away at your teeth. By spending the time brushing your teeth daily, you will keep away all the bacteria that will decay your teeth and keep them shiny and healthy. You should also consider going to the dentist regularly, as they can help give you the thorough cleaning that you cannot achieve at home. Always remember the importance of dental hygiene, as it is mandatory for having a beautiful smile in your old age.

Smile More

It is scientifically proven that people who smile more naturally look younger because their facial muscles are working harder than those who do not. Therefore, one of the best ways to keep having a beautiful young looking smile in old age is simply to smile more often. This technique is completely free and does not require any hard work on your end. Along with your smile looking better, smiling is known to increase your happiness which will also, in turn, increase your lifespan. With so many benefits towards smiling, you should ask yourself why aren't you smiling more.

Getting that perfect, beautiful smile in old age might be difficult, but it is certainly not impossible. Always take the time to look after your teeth and provide them with the care they need. Whiteners are a great solution to stopping your teeth from going yellow, and dentures are a great alternative for anyone with large amounts of tooth decay or missing teeth. Don't be afraid to smile either, as there are plenty of great health benefits that you can achieve through this. How do you plan on keeping your smile beautiful in old age?

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Lessons Learned and the Power of Turning 50

Except for 16, I have celebrated all of my milestone birthdays in New York City.

I turned 16 in Arnold, Missouri. Arnold is a small town (though not small anymore) 20 miles south of St. Louis. St. Louis is known for the Gateway Arch, a beautiful arch of shiny stainless steel, built by the National Parks Service in 1935 to commemorate Thomas Jefferson's vision of a transcontinental U.S. St. Louis is also known for its custard, a frozen dessert that is so thick, they hand it to you upside down with a spoon inside. Something else about St. Louis you should know is that there is a courthouse just steps from the base of the Gateway Arch where one of the most important cases in history was tried: Dred Scott v. Sanford.

I'm turning 50 during what I define as a miraculous time to be alive.

Mr. Scott was born into enslavement around 1799 and, in 1830, was sold to a military surgeon who traveled back and forth between his military posts in Illinois and Wisconsin, where slavery was prohibited under the Missouri Compromise of 1820. In 1842 the doctor and Mr. Scott both married, and they, all four, returned to St. Louis. Still enslaved, Dred Scott filed a lawsuit against the doctor's wife for his and his wife Harriet's freedom. We don't know exactly why he chose this moment in time to file a lawsuit, however, he did. At the time of filing his, now, famous lawsuit, he was 50 years old. Ultimately, The Scott family did not gain their freedom, but their profound courage in filling this case helped ignite the Civil War and what we would come to know (or think we know) as freedom from enslavement for all human beings. Powerful then and even more powerful now.

My next milestone was turning 21, and I did it in the Big Apple. Having only moved to "the city that never sleeps" a few months prior, I knew nobody except my new friends, the bus-boys from the restaurant I was working at, Patzo's on the Upper West Side. And, yes, pazzo is actually the correct spelling of the Italian word, which translates to "crazy." Trust me we all had several laughs about the misspelling and the definition going hand in hand. I worked a full shift, closing out at around 11 PM, when, my kitchen team came out from the line with a cake singing, "Cumpleaños Feliz." It was fantastic. And the kindness of these almost-strangers was a powerful reminder of connection then as it still is today almost 29 years later.

I design the life I desire and the Universe creates it for me every day. I show up, keep the story moving, and work hard because I am relentlessly devoted to making the world a better place and this is how I choose to leave my legacy.

When I turned 30, I had just finished a European tour with Lucinda Childs dance company. The company had been on tour for months together and were inseparable. We traveled through Paris, Vienna, Lisbon, and Rome. We ate together, we rode on a bus together, we had drinks after shows together, and we even took turns giving company class to get warmed up before a show. It was deeply meaningful and dreamy. We ended the tour back in New York City at BAM, The Brooklyn Academy of Music. It was an incredible way to end the tour, by being on our home court, not to mention I was having an important birthday at the culmination of this already incredible experience.

So, when I invited everyone to join me at Chelsea Pier's Sky Rink to ice skate in late August, I was schooled really quickly that "tour" does not mean you are friends in real life, it means you are tour friends. When the tour ends, so does the relationship. I skated a few laps and then went home. This was a beautiful lesson learned about who your real friends are; it was powerful then as it is today.

Turning 40 was a completely different experience. I was in a serious relationship with my now-husband, Joe. I had just come off of a successful one-woman dance show that I produced, choreographed, and danced in, I had just choreographed a feature film, John Turturro's Romance and Cigarettes, with A-list actors, including Kate Winslet and James Gandolfini, who became a dear friend and had even been on the red carpet with Susan Sarandon at the Venice Film Festival for the movie a year earlier.

And I encourage all women to identify their power and choose to be fully in your power at any age.

This was a very special birthday, and I had, in those 10 years between 30 and 40, come to cultivate very real friendships with some wonderful colleagues. We all celebrated at a local Italian restaurant, Etcetera Etcetera (who is delivering for those of you in NYC — we order weekly to support them during COVID), a staple in the theater district. Joe and I were (and are) regulars and, of course, wanted to celebrate my 40th with our restaurant family and friends. We were upstairs in the private room, and it was really lovely. Many of those in attendance are no longer with us, including Joe's Dad, Bob Ricci, and my dear friend Jim Gandolfini having transitioned to the other side. Currently, that restaurant is holding on by a thread of loving neighbors and regulars like us. Life is precious. Powerful then and today even more so.

I write this article because I'm turning 50, still in New York City. However, I'm turning 50 during what I define as a miraculous time to be alive. And I could not be more filled with hope, love, possibility, and power. This year has included an impeachment hearing, a global pandemic, and global protests that are finally giving a larger platform to the Black Lives Matter movement. Being able to fully embody who I am as a woman, a 50-year-old woman who is living fully in purpose, takes the cake, the rink, and the party.

I'm making movies about conversations around race. I've been happily married for 11 years to the love of my life, Joe Ricci. I'm amplifying and elevating the voices of those who have not previously had a platform for speaking out. I choose who to spend time with and how long! I design the life I desire and the Universe creates it for me every day. I show up, keep the story moving, and work hard because I am relentlessly devoted to making the world a better place and this is how I choose to leave my legacy. Being 50 is one of the most amazing things I ever thought I could experience. And I encourage all women to identify their power and choose to be fully in your power at any age. I'm 50 and powerful. Dred Scott was 50 and powerful. This powerful lesson is for today and tomorrow. We have the power. No matter what age you are, I invite you to use your powerful voice to join me in making the world a better place.