We all hope to look young for as long as possible. Unfortunately, some little-known things have the power to make us age faster. If you want to maintain a more youthful appearance, learn four things that work against you.

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Water Bottles/Straws

Most people are surprised to learn that drinking from bottles and straws can promote early signs of aging by creating fine lines and wrinkles near the mouth.


Sugar doesn’t just impact our teeth and waistlines; it also makes us look older by harming our skin’s collagen and elastin. To prevent early signs of aging, experts recommend low GI diets, which consist of fewer sugary foods.

Being Female

According to the Mayo Clinic, women tend to develop more age-related flaws near their mouths. Although they don’t know for sure, medical experts believe it may be because women produce less lubricating oils due to having fewer sebaceous glands. While women can’t do anything to change this, they may be able to reduce the effects by using moisturizers on a daily basis.


Since they usually provide inadequate support to facial tissues, ordinary dentures can make our noses and chins appear too close to one another. Not only does this create a sunk-in look which most people associate with older people; it also promotes the development of chin wrinkles, lip lines and jowls.

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this common problem. At Smile Columbia, we provide FOY™ dentures, which are custom made to offer extra support to facial tissues, creating that fuller, more buoyant look associated with youth.

If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, your dentures may be to blame. Get back that youthful look and enjoy a higher level of confidence with the help of FOY™ dentures. To learn more, contact our office today or call (803) 781-9090.