I Love Your Smile – How Good Teeth Can Enhance Your Beauty


Spring 2024

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The face is the first point of contact we have with others, when others say they see you, most likely they are referring to your face. When you are face to face with someone their focus is bound to be on the features of your face, either the eyes or mouth (especially if you have lipstick on.) If you smile, the state or condition of your teeth will be the first point of attraction depending on their appearance. That is simply because when we smile, we reveal our teeth. Your teeth play a pivotal role in how attractive you are perceived. 

Some studies have shown that when we smile our faces brighten up as our teeth are revealed, thereby making us appear attractive to others. In other words, a perfect set of dentitions is essential to the perception of beauty. 

Another study shows that teeth that are evenly spaced are more attractive than non-evenly spaced or crooked teeth. Studies show that people with seemingly perfect teeth are more successful in their careers and life, and do not struggle with dating.

That’s why many people choose to have dental procedures to look more attractive. Using modern dental technology, certain procedures can be done to make unattractive or unhealthy teeth more beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry such as dental crowns, veneers, implants, orthodontics, and whitening are a few procedures that can enhance your smile and beauty. 

Psychological Benefits of Having Good Teeth

Besides physical benefits, there are also psychological benefits associated with having a beautiful set of teeth. These include:

1.Smiling more often

A good set of dentition teeth gives you a reason to smile more often, even if you are just showing off your new pearly white teeth. Having a reason to smile more often than you previously did is a huge morale boost. 

2. Instant Facelift

Having a good set of teeth whether naturally or through the aid of dental procedures can surely lift one’s face and general appearance. This is because the face is the object of focus, a perfect set of shiny teeth will certainly stand out. This will also undoubtedly draw more attention to yourself. 

3. Gain Confidence

People who cover their faces or mouths when they smile, or laugh are most often doing it out of embarrassment rather than habit. Someone might have commented on their teeth and added to their insecurity.  For such people, getting better healthy looking teeth will bring back their confidence. 

4. Good Body Image

There’s a sense of accomplishment that comes with feeling good about yourself. A little swag is introduced to your steps, suddenly, you are more inclined to engage in longer conversations. Whereas previously you would drop quick mumbles and immediately rush off, fearing you would be looked down on because of your teeth.

How to Take Care of Your Teeth to Keep Smiling

  1. Avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth.
  2. Schedule regular visits to the dentist.
  3. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly. 
  4. Drink more water. 
  5. Replace your toothbrush every three months. 

Gladys Christian | Staff Writer

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