I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday and there he was – the singing dentist posing for an updated ‘Why is dentistry important’ poster – missing an eyebrow, but the first thing you notice is his smile, with a missing tooth.
How we feel about our teeth can affect our confidence. Around a third of people are unhappy with their smiles. You may have smile anxiety, where you are reluctant to smile in public – it’s one of the most common reasons people come to see us.
Like it or not, your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you. It’s easy to hide under a mask at the moment, but with restrictions easing, how much longer will it be acceptable to hide behind a mask? In fact, some people are opting to get their smiles fixed now whilst they can hide behind their masks.
A recent study conducted by Bupa revealed that more than a quarter of people don’t like smiling because of their teeth.
28% of people don’t show their smile when taking pictures and 42% of people said their smile was the first thing they would change about themselves. Slightly more than one third of the people said they were embarrassed by their smile.
We understand that smiling with teeth you are unhappy with can have an impact on you.
You may have a missing tooth which can be a source of anxiety and lack of confidence when it comes to smiling. The good news is that there are plenty of treatments and options available when it comes to replacing missing or damaged teeth, a titanium root being placed into the gum and then a replacement tooth is bonded to the site after a short healing process. If you worry about smiling due to tooth loss, this could be a treatment option for you.
You may have teeth out of alignment. Teeth can often move positions, which can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. We have some treatments available to solve the issue of crooked teeth, from Invisalign to cosmetic procedures such as composite bonding and veneers to help restore your smile.
Tooth whiteness has become a sign of having “healthy teeth” in recent years, which is largely down to the iconic ‘Hollywood smile’. If your teeth are discoloured and this is something that concerns you, then tooth whitening can help to restore your confidence.
If you’re self-conscious about smiling, then it is important to remember that your smile doesn’t define who you are. If you are interested in correcting your smile, then contact us today and arrange a free consultation with one of our friendly treatment coordinators so that we can help restore your confidence and help to eradicate your smile anxiety for good.
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