When it comes to something as simple as smiling anyone who does not have ‘perfect teeth’ will tell you that this simple act we all share when we’re happy can be the cause of much apprehension.
Where’s your smile within the scheme of things?
There are those who actually don’t even think about their teeth when they smile and those who have such good teeth that an excuse to smile is all it takes to show them off. However, there are also those who don’t like their teeth at all and, when asked for a smile they recoil with fear and embarrassment.
Whether they have yellowing teeth, chipped teeth or even missing teeth is irrelevant. By smiling and showing off a problem with your teeth you are almost bearing your soul to the world. The result of which is usually severe embarrassment and in extreme cases, never wanting to smile.
What is a good smile?
While most people may well think ‘pearly white teeth’ it’s actually not necessarily what makes a good smile.
In fact, white teeth are possibly the least important aspect of a good smile and some would say it’s merely the dressing for a strong foundation.
Your oral health takes the top spot
One of the most important factors to having a good smile is actually oral health. Strong gums, regular and thorough cleaning and addressing any early signs are going to be the foundation of a good smile.
Why? Because quite simply with strong gums, you are supporting your teeth. With regular cleaning you are keeping bacteria at bay, which will reduce acid erosion. By visiting your dentist for regular check-ups you can avoid ‘missing teeth’ and yellowing.
Is it too late for me?
Many people ask this question and with good reason. The good news is that no matter where you are in the smile stakes, a good dentist will be able to help you improve your smile for the better.
There are so many modern treatments now that have really transformed dentistry there’s no need to avoid smiling because of missing teeth or chips in your teeth.
If you have an issue with your teeth that’s keeping you from smiling then do contact us for an initial assessment. We work holistically and therefore review issues on a case-by-case basis.