Many people will say that first impressions are not the most important thing when meeting someone new or interviewing for a job. It’s true that your mannerisms, level of professionalism and personal confidence do have something to do with how you make an impression, but when your personal confidence is suffering, how do you make the impression you want to make? When your confidence suffers because of your outward appearance, such as having missing or chipped teeth, an unhealthy mouth or even bad breath, the impressions you make upon people will suffer. You want to be able to put your best self forward, and this is where cosmetic dentistry can help.
When there is something amiss with our smiles, our whole demeanor can lack confidence. Everyone’s smile is unique, but we all want to feel strong, beautiful and healthy – especially when meeting new people or interviewing for a job. If you have missing teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, bad breath or even rotting teeth, chances are that you don’t feel confident at all in most social situations. A new smile can help rebuild your confidence. Meeting with a cosmetic dentist and discussing your options, such as porcelain veneers pros and cons, crowns and their benefits, dental implants and the procedure for new teeth, or even just teeth whitening, can begin to build that confidence and help you learn that there are many ways you can fix problems you may have with your smile.
Much of the time, the way that our smile looks or how our mouths feel reflects on our health. Constant bad breath, for example, can mean many different health issues, from eating bad food to obesity, diabetes or heart disease. Bad breath is caused by the foods we eat and also by a lack of good oral hygiene habits. It doesn’t always simply mean you haven’t brushed your teeth, however – bad breath can be a sign of tooth decay, periodontal disease or other mouth diseases, so keep on top of your oral hygiene habits to avoid these issues and to help maintain good breath.
Putting Your Best Self Forward
A beautiful smile can help you feel ready to put your best self forward in all areas of life. But it isn’t just beauty that makes you feel confident – a healthy smile is the most important aspect of how your mouth appears. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile! Maintaining solid oral hygiene habits, drinking plenty of water, flossing, eating healthy foods, visiting the dentist regularly and discussing with your dentist your options for a healthy, strong smile are all ways you can build confidence, create a better smile and, of course, make that ever-so-important first impression. Talk to your dentist today to see how you can adjust any problems you are having with your smile.