Your smile is a mirror of your overall self-perception. You can have the great smile you need and deserve by talking to your dentist or orthodontist to fix any broken or misaligned teeth. And that will lead to a better approach to life and better self-esteem, all thanks to a beautiful smile.
A Beautiful Smile is your Best Fashion Accessory
When you think about a well-dressed person, you often think about how well they have put everything together. But being well-dressed is more than just a nice outfit, it comes down to the accessories that get chosen like a scarf or pocket square, and one of the best accessories you can sport is a beautiful smile. A great smile is more accessible than you might think, and there are a lot of techniques dentists and orthodontists have at their disposal to help you look your very best.
A beautiful smile is more than just a part of your appearance, though. It means that you can have the best oral health possible since teeth that are properly aligned will also wear correctly. They will be less likely to weaken due to wear stress and that can help keep them from breaking. It will be easier to keep your teeth clean when they are aligned and that gives you the best chance to keep your teeth healthy for life, avoiding painful and costly oral surgery later in life. You can brush them more easily and floss between teeth fully, and that helps remove bacteria that can even lead to heart disease. Plus, your dental hygienist will be able to clean your teeth professionally more easily, so your teeth stay healthy and you don’t have to spend as much time in the dentist’s chair every six months. So you see, a healthy smile is a doorway to overall good health.
What makes a beautiful smile?
A beautiful smile is one that is balanced and conveys confidence. This means that the teeth are straight and aligned properly without crowding each other or having large gaps. It also means that your confidence will be stronger because you will be able to look others in the eye and smile, and that helps you at work or school. People with great smiles are seen as more attractive overall as they are more approachable, something that also adds to your self-esteem.
When you smile, you will feel better about yourself and that can translate to others feeling good, too. Some customer service trainers will tell their students to smile even if they work in a call center because that smile can be heard through the phone, and it leads to a more pleasant conversation overall.
And did you know that you might even boost your immune system by smiling? Smiling reduces stress and lowers your blood pressure, and a lower stress level helps your immune system thrive. You can even release serotonin and endorphins – the hormones responsible for happiness. Endorphins are what trigger the ‘runner’s high’ – so smiling can make you feel good. And when you feel good, you have a more positive outlook on situations. Plus, when you feel good, you can’t help but share it!
How can I get a beautiful smile?
- Braces – There are several ways you can get a beautiful dental smile. Some of the most typical tools include traditional braces and Invisalign. These work to straighten and align your teeth and jaw into a healthy arch. Many people have braces in their younger years as a tween or teen, but more and more adults are getting braces to help ensure that they are doing all they can to have a healthy smile. Having properly aligned teeth also means that your jaw is lined up properly, so you reduce the amount of pain in your jaw joint that can lead to headaches or even dizziness. As an adult, you might be interested in invisible braces like ceramic brackets or Invisalign, which are completely clear and most people will have no idea that you are wearing corrective retainers. Invisalign has been around for almost 25 years and has thousands of happy fans, for good reason. It is effective as well as being nearly impossible to detect.
- Fillings or bonding – Restoration dental work is when your dentist fills in missing parts of teeth that are caused by cavities or broken parts of teeth. This means that your tooth will be stronger, giving it back the structural integrity it needs. If you need more than a basic filling, there are additional options as well, including crowns and bridges. All of these help to bring the tooth back to a natural shape that fits the mouth properly.
To fix broken teeth, your dentist’s dr might do a crown or a complete bonding of new tooth material over the broken tooth. Basically, the tooth surface is roughed up, then a resin is applied before the composite matched the color of your teeth that will be the tooth material goes on. It is hardened by a light and then the new surface is polished to look just like your other teeth. The goal of restorative dental work is to try to preserve as many of your natural teeth as possible. Your dentist will put his or her years of experience to work for you to help give you a beautiful smile.
- Veneers and implants – If you have some significant damage, you may be considering veneers or dental implants. Implants can fully replace teeth and fill in gaps. They are permanently installed unlike dentures so they work just like real teeth. And, the long posts act like roots so they stay put. The porcelain used in veneers is a durable material, so once you have the work done, you can expect the veneers to act like your own teeth. Having your gaps filled by implants means that your other teeth won’t tip over and you are less likely to have decay in your jawbone or even a collapse of your face due to missing teeth.
Dentures are another option if the majority of your teeth are bad. Modern dentures look so much like real teeth, and modern adhesives hold them in place securely without causing pain. The dental practice will be able to review with you all of the things you should know so you can have the best smile for yourself.
- Teeth whitening – You can whiten your smile in a number of ways. There are whitening toothpaste and rinses that you can use that will help get rid of stains so your teeth look great every day. If the stain is deeper, brush-on gels or whitening strips will help lift several layers of stain through a type of peroxide. It basically bubbles out stains and makes your teeth whiter over the course of a couple of weeks.
Should you have some really set stains, your dentist can use a whitening treatment that will mean a bit longer dental session than usual, but the effects will also last longer. This treatment uses a stronger solution of peroxide and sometimes also a light to bleach out years of coffee and food stains.
- Good daily dental care – There is no underestimating the importance of brushing and flossing. Healthy teeth and gums start with a good brushing and flossing routine. By removing the bacteria daily you can have good healthy gums and that helps your smile look its best also. Pale or swollen gums are not as attractive and may even need to have some laser surgery done if they are receding too quickly.
How to pay for a beautiful smile
You might think that having a beautiful smile is out of reach for you because it is too expensive. But, you might be surprised to find out that this is not necessarily the case. Your dentist will try to do as little work as possible in order to keep your natural teeth – and that in turn will reduce the cost.
Health insurance might cover dental implants depending on your overall health needs, even though they are not typically covered by most dental insurance plans. Dental insurance will cover certain procedures and dentures, and FSA/HSA spending accounts will also help reimburse you for any out of pocket costs, so talk to your dentist dr or orthodontist today and don’t let the fear of how much this will cost deter you from getting the beautiful smile you deserve. The people in the dental office are experts at helping you determine what is and is not covered by insurance and also at working out payment arrangements to get you the healthy smile you need.
A beautiful smile is an accessory you can keep for life. It never goes out of style and always matches anything you wear. And, a beautiful smile also means that you are much more likely to have better oral health, and that can translate to better overall physical health. Your smile will then be a reflection of your confidence, and that confidence will help you in your career or at school. Who knows, maybe that great smile will be just what someone else needs to brighten up their day? So go ahead, flash those pearly whites and enjoy the compliments.
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