Forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty if you are to believe everything that you read. There is little doubt though that a fifty year old person nowadays has a different mentality and certainly different expectations from a generation ago. We are now seeing the results of the ‘teenager’ phenomenon which started in the fifties with rock and roll. Because of this and all of the things that go with it, youth, it appears, no longer simply belongs to the young.
Of course, factors do come into play which slow us down and a slowing down in health along with the knowledge that not everything has to be rushed certainly should be taken into account. Despite this though, most people in their forties and fifties no longer feel old and enjoy many of the things that they did when they were younger such as socialising, music etc.
Perhaps because of this, most people in this age group also want to keep their looks for as long as they can and are prepared to spend money on their appearance. Much of this goes on clothing of course, but increasingly people are spending money on cosmetic procedures, one of the most popular of which is tooth whitening.
A tooth whitening procedure, unlike many other cosmetic procedures, is actually quite affordable and simple to do, and on top of this, it only takes around one hour in a dentist chair to achieve great results. Simply by applying a whitening gel to the teeth and activating with a special light, the dentist is able to improve the whiteness of your teeth dramatically and reverse the ageing appearance of them to give you a great white smile that you probably thought had gone forever.
A Better Social Life
This new whiteness will give you the confidence to socialise more and give you a better smile which can only help others to feel comfortable around you too. Because of this you will probably find that people feel happier around you and consequently you will gain a wider circle of friends which in turn will open up new social opportunities. This is especially important as you get older and friends start to drift away. Loneliness is one of the biggest fears of old age and by widening your circle of friends, this is much less likely.
For those looking for love in later life too, you are likely to find that a great white smile will go a long way to helping you find a new partner in life and the possibilities that such a relationship can bring.
After her divorce at the age of 43, the author Anne Tremayne took a hard look at herself and realised that she had slipped into a ‘frumpy’ comfort zone. After spending some money on clothes and having her teeth whitened, she soon found a new lease of life and is now in a relationship again and feeling as though her life is starting over.