Better dentures will help you look younger, sometimes as much as 20 years younger. But if you want to really play the part, you’ve got to work hard to get it right. Here are some tips to help you pull off a younger appearance.

Dress Appropriately

The main mistake people make when trying to look or act young is trying to dress too young. You don’t want to be falling over every fad that’s out there. After all, if you’re 66, nobody’s going to think you’re 26. Instead, shoot for something that’s appropriately youthful. It should be tasteful and not show too much skin.

But what is “too much”? Short skirts can be a dealbreaker. Don’t wear them unless you’ve really got the legs for them. This means not just the shape and muscle tone, but also the proper skin tone and texture. Cleavage can also be a problem. It’s important to be honest and make sure that your skin is attractive before deciding to wear anything with a really low neckline.

Simpler is better. Avoid over-accessorizing, especially accessories that can give away your age, like a watch.

Make Sure You Can Use Your Phone

It’s not just the Millennials that are obsessed with smartphones. It’s nearly everybody. If you want to pass as a 40-something or younger, you have to be proficient with your smartphone. You should be able to text and post with ease. Be ready with a selfie, but don’t overdo it. There’s a thin line between an active Instagram account and grandma’s picture wall.

Get a Complete Cultural Education

When trying to act younger, many people gravitate to what music, TV, and movies are popular now. That’s important, but it leaves a huge hole in your knowledge. If you want to pass as being younger, you have to study what people would have grown up with and will likely have in common, and maybe even be nostalgic for. If you don’t know those, it’s a dead giveaway you are likely older than  you’re letting on.

Professional Coloring–Or Not

Nothing says “old” like an at home hair dying. It’s often pretty obvious and the color doesn’t look quite right. But if you work with a professional colorist, you can find a color that works for you. It looks natural. It looks flattering. And it won’t raise alarms.

On the other hand, if your gray isn’t too bad, don’t dye it at all. Some people go gray younger than others, and because you’re not trying to hide it, people might assume you’re actually younger, and not just trying to ass as younger.

But the first step in looking younger if you’ve lost teeth is getting dentures that can restore your youthful appearance.

To learn more, please call (803) 781-9090 for an appointment with a denture dentist in Columbia, SC at Smile Columbia Dentistry.