People of all ages can feel insecure about crooked, missing or misaligned teeth. This leads to low self-esteem, and with such an easy fix, it’s no wonder more and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry for a solution. The techniques used to treat your teeth will vary depending on your desired results, and can vary from contouring and reshaping, bleaching, bonding, crowns and more. Cosmetic dental procedures are virtually risk free, and don’t have any of the health hazards that come with other, more invasive cosmetic surgeries. And, by enhancing your smile, you will not only improve your health, but boost your confidence, too.
1. A gorgeous smile boosts one’s confidence
Having discolored or missing teeth can cause low self-esteem, because people feel insecure about their perceived imperfections. When a person thinks that they aren’t physically attractive, it reflects on all the social spheres in their lives; they may start avoiding social gatherings, smiling less often and becoming more easily intimidated. As poorly cared for teeth are often the reason why people don’t smile enough, these people also tend to feel less attractive, and with time feel less happy – just as forcing yourself to smile when you’re sad can affect your mood, the opposite is also true. If you feel like you’re not the best you can be because you don’t have pearly white teeth, you may also be considering undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure.
2. Important events – smile from ear to ear in every photo
If you are getting married or attending some important event, you should pay a visit to a cosmetic dentist to find out more about the available treatments to enhance your wonderful smile. No one wants to look sad and serious, smiling close-lipped on their wedding day, and you mustn’t let your bad smile stop you from enjoying the moment and feeling great. Significant life events are a common trigger for people who decide on teeth whitening, because they want to improve their appearance and not hide their smile on a special day. Dental treatments and procedures can take time, depending on your selection and treatment plan, so make sure to make an appointment in advance. For example, teeth whitening can take two to three appointments spaced at least a week apart, whereas reshaping and contouring will take more than a few appointments.
3. Prevent diseases – stay healthy
Tooth decay, plaque and other oral diseases are not only unappealing to look at, but they also negatively influence our overall health. Oral diseases can affect everything from eating habits and digestive issues to respiratory health and stroke. To prevent further oral health problems or to repair damage caused by oral disease, people opt for cosmetic surgery. If your teeth are discolored and prone to cavities, then you can prevent it by covering them with crowns or caps, which will also restore their original shape.
4. The business world is all about the first impression
Whenever we meet someone new, we create a mental image of that person that is based on their physical appearance. As you often don’t get to talk much with someone you’ve just met, you make the first impression about the person, whether it’s positive or negative, based on their facial expression, gestures and voice. In the business world, making great first impressions is a huge advantage, from which you stand to benefit, both in terms of impressing during job interviews, meeting with clients or when negotiating a business deal. A warm facial expression plays a huge role in gaining other people’s trust, so it pays to have a beautiful smile. Therefore, people turn to teeth whitening in order to feel more confident when smiling. The other person will inevitably notice your teeth, just the same as they will notice the clothes that you are wearing, so it’s no wonder cosmetic dental procedures are gaining more popularity these days.
If you are a professional, don’t let your bad teeth keep your skills and knowledge in the shade – you will appear less confident and if you feel less secure about your appearance, people might question your expertise.
5. Improve relationships and become a social butterfly
People become unsociable when they feel insecure about their physical appearance. Many people who underwent cosmetic dental procedures claimed that it improved their relationships with other people, because they felt more at ease when going to social gatherings. When attending birthdays and weddings, you will be able to easily make new friends due to the fact that you are feeling good and acting friendly and happy. Moreover, a first date is always an exciting experience for both men and women, so if they have low self-esteem and are afraid to laugh openly, then they usually miss out on these experiences.
6. Fight bad habits
If you are a smoker, then you know all about the yellowing effect the nicotine has on your teeth. And if you want to quit, you may want to try professionally whitening your teeth or undergoing some other cosmetic dental treatment. The fact is, when you realize you finally have white teeth, then you will want to reduce the amount of cigarettes you smoke in order to keep the gorgeous smile. The same goes for sugar addictions and eating a lot of sweets, which negatively affect your gums and teeth. Therefore, you can kill two birds with one stone – you will be able to smile all the time and give up a bad habit that is negatively affecting your overall health.
7. Aging affects the health of your teeth
As you age, your teeth slowly lose their quality. They might become chipped or crooked more easily. Also, with time, they become increasingly yellowed and discolored. Therefore, it’s wise for people of all ages to consult their cosmetic dentist on the best solution for creating the perfect smile. A wide and white smile will certainly make you look a few years younger, but real youth will come from within. All it takes is a few simple dental treatments for your teeth to regain that youthful look, while at the same time helping prevent gum problems and other oral health issues.
A beautiful smile plays a vital role in being a more confident, happy and healthy you. Don’t be afraid to improve your dento-facial aesthetics and show off your beautiful teeth, because it is your time to shine. Being confident and self-assured is the most attractive quality, after all. After any treatment, visit your dentist regularly and remember to take good care of your teeth in order to keep a youthful and beautiful smile for a long time.
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