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Does your smile affect your self esteem?
Posted on 3/17/2017 by Dan Laizure
Cosmetic Dentist
Appearance can mean everything, and while some of us are lucky enough to have or afford great dental care, not everyone is able to correct their problems with their teeth. Having a damaged smile can really affect a person’s self esteem, and along with that give them a low self image of themselves. Missing, stained, or crooked teeth can lead to people not smiling at all, embarrassed of what others will think of their oral imperfections. However, a good cosmetic dentist can help repair your teeth in a variety of ways.

Having some crooked teeth or missing several could lead people to be very shy and have reservations of being in large public groups. It could be embarrassing, looking at everyone else’s smiles and being envious, even making a person hesitant to get up and speak in public. Having missing teeth can also cause the person to appear older than they really are, as the cheeks will sink in the mouth and wrinkles could appear. Crooked teeth can cause anxiety for people, always worrying about whether or not to get braces, and for adults they also are worried of what their coworkers or family would think of them.

Children can also be victim to low self esteem due to their still forming teeth. Bullies can be cruel, and make fun of other children with gaps or crooked teeth, or even worse, making fun of children because they are trying to correct their teeth with braces. The children with the imperfections could also be embarrassed in front of their friends to smile, or acknowledge they have braces at all and refusing to show them from fear of embarrassment. The appearance of the teeth can very easily isolate children, and make them reluctant to join in social activities in school.

A person’s mouth is one of the first things you see when meeting someone new, and a first impression will be made based on your appearance. Having bad teeth can make someone make false judgement about you, without properly getting to know you first. Its an unfortunate happening, but the first impression always sticks in the back of a person’s mind. However there are things you can do to help you correct your teeth.

If you want a better smile, and think it will boost your confidence, then you should seek out the best cosmetic dentist in Walla Walla, someone who will be able to assist you with what you need and is an expert as well. Seeking out a great cosmetic dentist could improve your oral hygiene, and correct whatever problems your teeth could have. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive treatment, you could get your teeth whitened to help let you show your smile off more. Getting braces or a retainer can also help straighten teeth, and some are very indiscreet today, with invisible braces available. It will also help your teeth out in the long run if you brush twice a day daily, to keep the teeth clean and cavity free.

The appearance of your teeth definitely can affect confidence for some people (if not all) either on the surface, or deep down within. Being afraid to smile is no way to live, you should not care what others think of you. And if you do, then there are many options to help your oral hygiene, you just have to find out what is right for you. Give Dr. Dan Laizure a call today at (509) 579-3654.

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