5 Surprising Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Life
Start 2021 off on the right foot by resolving to give yourself something to smile about – great teeth! While studies have found that smiling can actually trick your mind into being more positive, many of us are hesitant to truly smile because of the appearance of our teeth.
If you feel that your teeth are holding you back, you’re not alone. Only around 35% of people have properly aligned teeth, meaning that more people than not are in need of cosmetic dentistry or orthodontic treatment. Today, adults account for around 20% of orthodontic patients in North America.
When you undergo cosmetic dentistry, you are opening yourself up to feeling like a new person. With a smile that you can be proud of, you will notice positive changes in your self-confidence. This can have a huge impact on your daily life, from your progression at work to your romantic life.
In this blog post, we will focus on five ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your life. We will also look at some of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry. From better oral hygiene to increased confidence and psychological benefits, making cosmetic dental work one of your New Year’s resolutions will be something to smile about.
Here are five benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
1. More Confidence In Your Life
As we have seen above, smiling can make us more positive. In fact, studies have found that smiling releases endorphins, serotonin, and natural painkillers. This helps to elevate our mood, as well as relax us during stressful times and reduce physical pain.
Having a smile that radiates is a great way to create positivity within your daily life. Across your work life and when socializing, good-looking teeth can have a big impact on your confidence. Smiling can also lower our blood pressure and make us look younger, which alone should give us all something to smile about!
2. Improve Your Appearance
A great smile ties everything together. Think of a famous celebrity that you have, or used to have, a crush on. They likely have a smile that radiates beauty. Even though our teeth are just a small part of our appearance and who we are, they capture a huge amount of attention.
They are centrally placed and tend to be something that people unconsciously focus on. So, having a smile that attracts attention and improves your overall appearance should be on your ‘to-do’ list in 2021.
3. Easier to Clean Your Teeth
If you have a dental issue that is impacting on your cleaning regimen, such as gaps or holes in your teeth, this can snowball and worsen over time. By addressing any such issues through cosmetic dentistry, you will be able to maintain a more rigorous and thorough brushing and flossing routine. This will help you to ward off future dental problems, another real benefit as we will see below.
4. Eat More of Your Favorite Foods
Whether you have missing or cracked teeth, you may find that you have difficulty eating certain foods. Missing or damaged teeth impacts on how we chew our food, which can also result in making our digestion more difficult.
Cosmetic dentistry can strengthen your teeth and bite, improving your ability to eat all of your favorite foods. So, whether it’s popcorn at the cinema or ice-cream at home, healthier teeth can better withstand your favorite treats.
5. Save Money on Future Dental Bills
Addressing any dental issues you may have, such as with veneers or implants, can reduce the number of future visits you need to make to the dentist. While regular cleanings are important, addressing dental issues early on helps to mitigate against more serious problems occurring down the line.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to boost your overall confidence. Here are four types of cosmetic dentistry to consider in 2021. Learn more about getting dental work done this year here.
1. Teeth Whitening
Whitening your teeth is a simple and effective way to give your smile an instant boost. Many people’s teeth will have faded do staining over the years.
Whether you choose to visit an in-house teeth whitening clinic or use an at-home whitening kit, you can get positive results in a short space of time. It’s always best to consult a dentist before going for a teeth whitening procedure, in case you have dental issues that first require addressing.
2. Dental Veneers
Veneers are great for people who have cracked or chipped teeth, a gap in their teeth, and irregularly-shaped teeth. Dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin materials and fit over the front of your teeth. Veneers are a great option for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth, as well as being durable and stain-resistant.
3. Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures, as they look natural and are easy to maintain. They help to improve appearance, speech, comfort, and oral health. They can also make it easier to eat your favorite foods, and come with convenience and excellent durability.
4. Full Mouth Reconstruction
This is a more complex form of cosmetic dentistry for people who may have had their smile affected by disease (including advanced periodontal disease) or injury. Full mouth reconstruction can allow you to speak, eat, and drink more comfortably, improving your overall quality of life.
Give Yourself Something to Smile About
Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent way to address dental issues and create a smile that fills you with confidence. Make 2021 the year where you give yourself something to truly smile about. For more great lifestyle news and advice, read our other blog posts.