October 4, 2016
When you think of cosmetic dentistry, you might think about making your smile look great. You’d be correct, as that’s exactly what cosmetic dental treatments do. They turn embarrassing smiles into something you’ll be proud of. Getting a beautiful smile has some far-reaching effects.
Here are four uncommon benefits of getting cosmetic dentistry from our Kansas City, MO dental office.
Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits
1. Stop seeing that old accident replay in your mind.
Often, the problems with your smile creep up on you. Wine, tomato sauce, coffee, and tea all leave behind tiny stains each time you drink them. These are so small, you don’t notice them at first. It takes years before you start to see changes in your smile. However, some problems are caused almost instantly. Having a bad accident or getting hit in the mouth with a stray foul ball can chip, crack, or move your teeth.
Because these can happen so fast and hurt so much, they often leave behind vivid memories. No one wants to relive that accident, but that’s exactly what can happen. If you look in the bathroom mirror and see the damaged smile caused by that accident, it can all suddenly come back to you. That can trigger some strong emotions.
Cosmetic dentistry can help keep those memories from coming back. Treatments like dental veneers, tooth bonding, and teeth contouring can eliminate the cosmetic problems that remind you of the accident. When you see your smile, you’ll only see beautiful teeth. Soon enough, you’ll stop seeing that old accident replay in your mind.
2. Become more confident.
Think back to your first job interview. You probably didn’t exactly know what to say or even how to dress. You wore something professional, but it probably didn’t feel comfortable. It might not even have truly been professional. Chances are you were not confident either. That’s because confidence can come from how you think you look. If you’re sitting in a suit that you feel doesn’t look right on you, you’re going to be worried about how other people see you — even if no one ever says a thing.
Confidence is very important. People can usually tell when you’re confident or not just by spending a few minutes with you. When you lack confidence, you tend to second-guess yourself and stay quiet even when you really want to speak up. After all, people are probably not going to listen anyway, right?
When your smile looks bad, it’s like wearing something you think people don’t like. You wonder if people will take you seriously with those yellow teeth or those chips in your smile. That lowers your confidence and creates all sorts of problems. However, the reverse is also true. If you get teeth whitening or dental veneers, your smile will look amazing. That boosts your confidence.
3. Gain a competitive edge at work.
If you have to give an important presentation, you make sure to wear something you look great in. There are two reasons for that. First, you are sure of yourself when you feel good about how you look. That means your presentation will be stronger and better delivered. Second, you know that people will give you more respect and pay attention to you more when you look professional. In today’s business world, you need every edge you can get. Looking good can give you that.
What do you do if you have nothing that looks good on you? Either you’ll be distracted throughout the presentation or meeting, or you’ll go and buy something that does look good. While the actual presentation is what most people will pay attention to, they do look at the presenter as well. So what do you do when the problem is not the clothes but the teeth?
If your smile looks crooked or damaged, cosmetic dentistry treatments like Invisalign or tooth bonding will correct the problems. Your smile will look fantastic, and so will you. As with a great outfit, a great smile can give you that competitive edge you need.
4. Look better for all of those photos that go online forever.
If someone says, “Say cheese!” you know two things are happening: Someone is taking a picture, and everyone in it needs to smile. It’s simply what you are supposed to do. But what do you do when your smile looks unsightly? Those cracked and stained teeth are going to be immortalized.
So what are you going to do, not smile in the photos? That makes you look even worse. And then there’s the fact that photos these days tend to be posted all over the internet. With Facebook, Instagram, or plain old email, those pics with your smile are going all over the place. Once they’re on the internet, chances are they’ll stay there forever.
This is where cosmetic dentistry treatments will help. Once you get dental veneers, teeth whitening, and similar work, your smile will be something you’ll want immortalized. You can stop worrying about what to do when someone says, “Say cheese!”
If your smile is stained, damaged, or you’re otherwise unhappy with how it looks, cosmetic dentistry can help. Call us today at 816-399-5539 for your next appointment.