How important is your smile? Well, for one thing it’s usually the first way that you interact with other people. You meet, and you smile. If you don’t smile, people usually think that you’re not all that interested in interacting with them – they might not realize that you actually feel afraid or ashamed to smile because of the condition of your teeth. This can actually hurt you in ways that you might not think about – you might miss out on making a friend because you don’t want to smile, or you could even lose out on that great job that you’ve applied for because the interviewer perceives you as surly, even though you’re really not. Henrickson Dental is a proud provider of cosmetic dentistry for the Maplewood, MN community!
It’s really sad when people don’t smile because they’re ashamed of their teeth. If this sounds like you, cosmetic dentistry could be a solution to your problem. Thanks to the many cosmetic dentistry procedures that are available today, no one has to hide their personality because they’re afraid to smile. We could go on all day about the various treatments that are available to help people improve their smiles – dental implants, porcelain veneers , dental crowns – in fact, you can read a lot more about these procedures in some of our other blog posts.
The simple fact is, if you feel good about your smile, you feel more confident, and confidence is the key to impressing others. A good, straight, white smile, speaks of confidence, and that gets you to where you want to go.
Of course it’s not all about aesthetics. Yes, this blog is about cosmetic dentistry, but the fact is that good looking teeth are generally healthy teeth. If your teeth are crowded, crooked or gapped, they’re going to be hard to clean. Decay can build up in bad teeth, and if it isn’t removed it can result in cavities, plaque buildup and even gum disease. Then you end up needing fillings, crowns, or other types of dental treatment. Why would you even want to go there, especially when there are so many treatments that can prevent this from happening and deliver a better smile to you as well?
If you have an unsatisfactory smile, treatments like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dentures or implants can help to restore both appearance and functionality to your mouth. Contact your dentist to talk about treatments that might be appropriate for you.