Not that you need an excuse to feel better about yourself, but can you imagine what it would be like to feel totally at ease with the appearance of your smile? The saying goes that looks aren’t everything, but this is of little comfort to someone who shies away from others for fear of being judged by their teeth. Dr. Todd Pizzi, a cosmetic dentist in Shrewsbury, MA, serves up four very good reasons to think about changing your life by changing your smile.
You’ll Look Younger
Americans spend billions of dollars on anti-aging lotions and potions, most of which fall short of their claims. Others spend thousands of dollars on plastic surgery and inherently risky procedures. Yet not everyone realizes that the health and appearance of their teeth has a major impact on the way others judge their age. For example, yellowed teeth are associated with aging and poor hygiene, even though it is natural for the tooth enamel to become slightly darker as years pass. Professional teeth whitening is a popular option, or patients with badly stained teeth may see better results with cosmetic bonding or veneers.
You’ll Feel More Confident
The results of multiple surveys and studies reveal that men and women alike judge an attractive smile to be an important social asset. When you think about it, it’s difficult to beam your smile in large groups when you’re afraid what others will think of your teeth. It’s not surprising that sites like AskMen.com and Self.com reveal that men and women alike list good teeth as a must-have quality in a prospective suitor–good to know if you’re new to the dating scene. You’ll also feel more comfortable interacting with others, even those you’ve just met.
Your Teeth Will Be Easier to Care For
Teeth that are slightly crooked or overlapping create small crevices that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. This invites plaque formation, which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately your cosmetic dentist offers several approaches to correcting this flaw. Orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, is an option. Alternately, tooth contouring can remove the protruding area of the tooth enamel, creating a more even surface.
You’ll Appear More Professional
Did you know that hiring managers often take into account oral health when conducting job interviews? Apparently keeping your smile under wraps during an interview gives a negative impression of your ability to work well with others, and an unhealthy, unattractive smile can actually work against you in your job search. The benefits of a stunning smile don’t stop there, either. Workers whose teeth are clean and straight are also judged to have a stronger executive presence. Only bad skin and hair were considered more deleterious in this area.
Questions about cosmetic dentistry in Shrewsbury, MA? To learn more about teeth whitening, veneers, or contouring, or to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, contact us at (508) 842-8838. We welcome patients living in Shrewsbury, North and South Grafton, Milford, Worcester, Boylston, and the surrounding areas. For information about our Stoughton location, click here.