We Live In A Highly Social World In Corona, California
We live in a social as well as an appearance driven society. Since the invention of the smartphone, we now have ways of connecting and sharing our lives in ways we have never had before. We are taking selfies and using social media like Facebook, Instagram and Snap Chat. It’s nothing for people to post images of themselves several times a day.
Most of the time when someone post a selfie, you see them showing a great big smile. Smiles are attractive and they draw attention.
However, there are some people you see that never smile.
Simply because they have some type of cosmetic defect in their teeth that causes them embarrassment.
What Are Cosmetic Defects?
There are several things that can fall under the heading of cosmetic defects. They can be:
- Chips, cracks and gaps
- Missing Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Stained Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Decayed Teeth
- Gummy Smiles
- Different Sized Teeth
These types of issues can cause a person to feel self-conscience and prevent them from smiling. As a result, they are not as social as they normally would be.
Having a healthy social life is necessary to our overall health. Studies have proven that people who have higher self-esteem have better overall physical health and their relationships flourish.
An important part of having great social and physical health is having great oral health.
When you have a beautiful smile, it tends to make your more outgoing. It helps you engage with other people more confidently. This is not to mention the attention you attract from others because of a great smile. It can give you an advantage in job interviews and social situations.
Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Oral Health
When we think of cosmetics, we tend to think only about the appearance aspect. However, cosmetic dentistry goes much further and can help with your overall oral health.
Let’s suppose you have missing teeth. If you do not do something to fill in the gaps where your teeth are missing, the other teeth around them will begin to shift and move causing bite problems. If your bite is not aligned properly, it can lead to conditions like TMJ, which is severe jaw pain with popping and clicking of the joint.
It can also lead to unnecessary wear on your teeth as well as bone loss.
Crooked teeth are not only unsightly, but can cause other problems as well. Because the teeth are not aligned properly, your bite will not be aligned properly and this too can cause jaw pain and wear on the teeth.
Because crooked teeth are harder to clean, you can also experience problems with gum disease and bad breath.
If you have cosmetic defects in your teeth, don’t put off getting them fixed. It’s not just about the appearance of your teeth but about the health of your teeth, gums and mouth.
If you have cosmetic defects in your teeth, then give us a call today. We not only practice cosmetic dentistry, be we also teach it here in our office to other dentist.
We can help you have the best selfie smile you have ever had.