When you think about cosmetic dentistry, the first thing that enters your mind may be that it’s something people do just to improve their looks. It’s something that Hollywood stars, models and the rich and famous people of the world indulge in. In other words, it is done for vanity’s sake and there is no other reason to undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures. While it’s true that many people opt for this treatment realise the social benefits of a perfect smile, there are also significant health benefits that are reaped by individuals of all ages.
Confidence Boost – If you have yellowed, crooked teeth, chances are, you don’t smile very often, and especially not fully. It’s difficult to feel confident about your smile when you know it is less than perfect. Teeth whitening, straightening, and veneers, improve your appearance dramatically, which will boost your confidence. Imagine walking into a room full of people and flashing your beautiful, straight, perfectly white smile. Just the thought of it made you feel a little happier and self-assured, didn’t it? When you undergo these types of procedures, you’ll feel that way all the time.
More Dates – The truth is, we humans are very quick to judge one another based on appearances. That’s especially true for members of the opposite sex. One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile, and that means your teeth. If they are uneven and discoloured, you may be sending the message that you don’t care about your appearance, or that you’re unhealthy in some way. A set of pearly white, perfectly straight teeth, however, says that you’re a healthy, well-groomed person. It will definitely give you the edge when it comes to the dating scene.
Career Opportunities – Many of the same elements of dating are present when you are job hunting. Prospective employers are only human, after all, and they will judge you based on your appearance, whether they admit it or not. Especially if you’ll be representing them to the public, they want to know that you keep up with your personal hygiene and care about how you present yourself. A straight, white, confident smile will make you hold your head a little higher, and it will increase your odds of landing your dream job.
Better Oral Hygiene – Good oral hygiene practices and regular visits to your dentist for cleanings are essential to good oral health. However, if your teeth aren’t perfect, it’s easy to let it slide which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and other problems. After you’ve put in the time and money to get your smile just right, you’ll be more motivated to maintain a strict oral hygiene routine. Odds are good that you’ll brush and floss more often than you did before the work was done. You’ll also be more likely to visit your dentist for regular check-ups, rather than procrastinating.
Improved Health – A direct benefit of having cosmetic dentistry done is that you will likely avoid some of the foods and drinks that cause tooth decay and other problems. Because your teeth are so white and beautiful, you’ll likely change come of your other habits that would cause them to become stained, such as smoking and drinking soft drinks. And you may even curb the amount of junk food that you eat. All of these things will have a beneficial effect on your health and well-being.
Pain Relief – Having misaligned teeth or bruxism, which is grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw, are serious problems. They can cause headaches or even migraines. What’s more, they can cause your teeth to wear unevenly, which can cause chronic tooth pain. Cosmetic dentistry, and more specifically, dental appliances can help to fix these issues, thus eliminating the headaches, jaw pain and toothaches.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry for everyday people, contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, or help you make an appointment with Dr Kim, your local Castle Hill dentist.