According to Wikipedia, the Fountain of Youth is a “legendary spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters”. This legend became popular in the 16th century and has been sought after ever since. Who doesn’t want to look young forever? This is why anti-aging products are so popular in society today.
If the Fountain of Youth doesn’t really exist, how can you easily stay looking young? Recently I found the answer in this post on WebMD. I discovered that the Fountain of Youth may just be in my bathroom! Is it the sink? The toilet? The shower? All of these have water like a fountain, but none of them will keep you looking young. According to the article, the answer is as follows
“Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look,” says Edmond Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative dentistry at UCLA’s School of Dentistry. “The adage ‘long in the tooth,’ used to describe older persons, reflects the fact that gum disease causes gums to recede and teeth to appear longer as a result.”
Keeping a youthful mouth comes down to two simple, proven, and practical steps:
- Brush and floss daily
- See your dentist every six months
You mean my mother and dentist were right all along? Brushing and flossing is important? I can do that! I have found the Fountain of Youth in my bathroom!