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Don’t Settle When it Comes to Your Smile


If you have specific and significant concerns about your smile, you are in good company. In some cases, adult teeth came in crooked, and their spacing was off. In other cases, adults with a beautiful smile had teeth damaged by accident or poor oral hygiene practices. The effects of aging, drinking dark beverages, smoking and other activities can also take their toll on teeth. Regardless of the reason why you are unhappy with your smile, you do not need to settle for the status quo. When you seek cosmetic treatments to improve your smile, you can benefit in numerous ways.

Your Cosmetic Appearance

As you think about your smile, you may initially think about how you look to others. Your cosmetic appearance impacts how others perceive you to be from the first meeting, and this impression can persist with each additional meeting. When you smile or talk, you want people in your professional and personal lives to have a positive impression of you.

Your Self-Confidence

Your confidence level is directly linked to how you feel about yourself. When you are unhappy with how you look when you speak or smile, you may feel less confident speaking up or even being in the presence of others. Once you begin to let loose and smile at something someone else is saying, your attention may quickly be drawn back to how you look. Your smile may fade, and you may prefer not to speak. You deserve to feel confident and to avoid judgment from others, and seeking cosmetic treatment for your concerns may be a critical aspect of this.

Your Physical Health

The spacing and condition of your teeth can impact your physical health as well. Consider that oral health is linked to heart conditions and other health issues. When your teeth are crooked or crowded, it can be more difficult to keep them clean. With porcelain veneers, you may be able to keep them cleaner more easily. By doing so, you may prevent cavities, gum disease, halitosis and other issues.

Your Ability to Speak Clearly

If your issue with your smile is linked to the positioning of your teeth, you may not be able to speak clearly. Your teeth positioning affects how you form sounds, and some letter sounds may be more difficult to make clearly and correctly. By addressing these concerns through cosmetic dental treatments, you can speak clearly and confidently on the phone and in person. This may impact your personal and professional relationships and even casual conversations you have, such as at the grocery store.

You may be inclined to settle for letting your teeth stay the way they are with the assumption that they only affect how you feel about your appearance. Now that you can see how impactful your smile is, you may be ready to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist.


Addy Reeds is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She discovered her passion for journalism while attending the University of Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @addyreeds1; https://www.facebook.com/addy.reeds


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