A Link You Owe It To Yourself To Understand
Your smile is integral to your overall health because it is in involved in processing food, talking and more. If your teeth, gums and smile are compromised, this can easily knock on to your general health.
It is also integral to your confidence because it is how you express yourself, and we often lead with our smile in social situations.
Understanding how your smile links to self esteem is really important so that you can understand not only how it affects you, but how much potential you have to improve your smile and therefore the confidence linked with it.
How Your Physical Smile Health Affects You
The way your smile works can have a major impact on your life. Just one missing tooth can be enough to cause problems with the gums, making eating more difficult and changing the way you sound. Your physical smile health could make your breath smell which could cause you to feel self conscious. You may also feel self conscious when you eat, or you may avoid eating certain things but not want to say why to friends who you’re eating with.
Active gum disease may cause you to feel self conscious about your teeth and you may be justifiably worried about losing them. The physical impact of gum disease can also be incredibly worrying, with it being a known contributory risk factor to heart conditions and other serious health issues.
How The Way Your Smile Looks Affects You
The way your smile looks could have a big impact on how you feel about yourself, much further than the physical impact of poor smile health. The way your smile looks can have an impact on incredibly important areas of your life including:
You may find yourself avoiding going on dates because you feel like nobody will find you attractive with a smile that is not as healthy as you would like. You may have been asked on dates but worry what your date would think if they ‘saw your smile’ and you smiled properly. You may feel so low in confidence about your smile that you feel that you are not worthy of love, or that nobody could love you the way you are now. You might just want to avoid the embarrassment of a kiss or even a conversation with your smile as it is. You may find a current relationship is difficult because you don’t feel able to kiss, or you are antisocial because of your smile confidence or lack of it.
You may feel unable to progress in your career because of your smile. Interviews, presentations, sales interactions and more all relate to smile health. If you don’t feel able to present your best self, you could be avoiding progress in your own career, potentially avoiding fulfilling your aspirations and objectives.
You may avoid socialising because you cover your mouth when you smile and you don’t feel you can enjoy yourself around others. You worry they will judge you or you worry they will see your teeth and say something.
The way a smile looks causes much more than physical symptoms, and the huge effect low smile confidence can have on a person’s life can be incredibly harrowing to hear. In our Chatham dental clinic we have met lots of patients who visit us somewhat broken and down about their smile and how the way it looks has affected their life.
Your Smile Changes How Others Perceive You
The way your smile looks can be judged by others. What is on the inside does count the most, but first impressions are real and we all make judgements without even thinking about it. Your smile can affect how attractive you look to others and can be more important in how attractive somebody finds you than your eyes, or the way you dress. A beautiful smile can make you appear more confident and enhance your job prospects. Studies show that your smile affects how friendly somebody thinks you are, how trustworthy they think you are and how loyal they think you are.
Above all else, even if a person is not judging your smile, if you present as under confident because of it, that can easily change how others perceive you.
How Your Chatham Dentist Can Help
We can help you with your confidence by restoring your smile. Regardless of whether you have no teeth at all, or teeth that are wonky, stained, cracked or wobbly because of gum disease, we can help you. We have a wide variety of different cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore your teeth and smile including:
- Dental veneers
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic bonding
- Crowns and bridges
- Teeth whitening
We also have facial aesthetic treatments to help with further anti-ageing and rejuvenation results for a complete facial transformation.
Take The First Step To Regaining Your Smile Confidence
If you would like a smile to be proud of, one that helps you get the confidence you have lost because of dental disease and injury, please get in touch. Following a consultation we can provide you with treatment plans to suit your budget and needs. All treatment plans are transparent and provide complete pricing and involvement details, so you know exactly what you are agreeing to. We believe in providing our patients with all the information they need to be in total control of their dental health moving forward.
Please call to speak to our friendly team and to book an appointment. We can provide you with professional, experienced treatment with modern tools and techniques, to give you a smile that looks good, and makes you feel even better!