Dr. Dina Gielser from Atlanta Smiles and Wellness is here to share her insight and best advice on how to make the years over the age of 40 some of your best.
What healthy message do you most want to share?
Going to the dentist is not just about your teeth. We’re another part of the medical team – we’ll take people’s blood pressures, and when we take X-rays, we’re looking at the jaws for cancers. I want to get people healthy overall, and then we can talk about getting things pretty.
How does dental care help people in their 40s, 50s and beyond feel their best?
Teeth get very brittle as we get older, and it gets harder to whiten them. Patients seek us out because they want to look younger, and cosmetic dentistry can take 10 to 15 years off your face.
What is a common misconception about cosmetic dentistry?
That it’s going to hurt or be expensive. Modern cosmetic dentistry can be done effortlessly, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful smile.
What causes does Atlanta Smiles and Wellness support?
I started the Atlanta Smiles Foundation in 2008 to provided pro bono dentistry and facial reconstruction to survivors of domestic abuse.