Cosmetic dentistry is about more than just tooth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers. While cosmetic dentistry treatments are very helpful in xing minor imperfections in a patient’s smile, the same treatments can also be used to repair serious dental damage, such as that caused by an accident or other trauma to the mouth. Cosmetic dentistry plays an important role in helping patients feel better about their smile, which can improve their lives in many ways. Take a look at some of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self-esteem and improve your life.
Smiling is good for you. Cosmetic dentistry can help you do more of it.
You should feel happy about what you see when you look in the mirror. But if you can’t smile at yourself you may have difficulty feeling happy.
The act of smiling can actually affect your mood – you feel happier when you do it. When you smile, it triggers the reward center of your brain and releases dopamine into your system. Cosmetic dentistry can help ensure that you want to give yourself your first smile of the day when you look in the mirror, which can help you feel better all day long.
Everyone is happier when they have an active social life, but it can be hard to make new friends and meet new romantic partners. It’s especially difficult if you feel self-conscious about your smile. According to one survey, 48% of adults ranked the smile as the most memorable feature they noticed when meeting a person for the first time.
If you avoid smiling, you can appear unfriendly, which limits your social opportunities. Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel better about ashing those pearly whites at a new friend.
Getting a new job or a promotion can be great for your self-esteem. As every successful person knows, getting ahead in your career is not just about your abilities, it’s also about having the right attitude. A smile conveys that you’re a positive person.
What’s more, a smile also conveys confidence. In the same survey that showed that adults view a smile as a person’s most memorable feature, surveys have found that 25% of respondents thought that a person with crooked or stained teeth was less confident than a person with a perfect smile. A flawless smile suggests to a boss or interviewer that you’re not only positive but also confident in your abilities.
A New Start
If your teeth are damaged because you experienced some sort of trauma or even a long period of not being able to afford dental care, you’ll be reminded of that every time you look in a mirror and see your teeth, or think about what your smile must look like.
Repairing the damage to your teeth can be an important part of moving past whatever caused the damage in the first place. You’ll feel better and have an easier time putting the past behind you.
A Healthier Mouth
Not only will you look better, you’ll feel better too.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about looks, it’s also about the health of your mouth. Crooked or misaligned teeth can leave you more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease, impede your ability to chew, and even increase your risk of breaking a tooth.
Orthodontic treatments can straighten your smile, making it more attractive and healthier. You may be a candidate for clear aligners, which can straighten your teeth without making it obvious that you’re wearing braces. Your smile will improve, and your mouth will be healthier as well.
Talk to one of our dentists about cosmetic dentistry treatments that may be right for you. To make an appointment, call us.