Our smile certainly seems to be our most valuable initial asset. A genuine smile not only conveys our happiness but is also a friendly gesture to someone else. When we smile and show our teeth, and a nice set of teeth at that, we not only boost our own self-confidence, but invite opportunities and potential connections that may turn out to be long lasting and worthwhile. The best way to give our smile a makeover is to ensure that our teeth look good.
PRETTYING UP THOSE PEARLY WHITES
Teeth are susceptible to a whole host of imperfections which can affect how they look and even function. These include:
- Discoloration: Smoking, drinking excess coffee and consuming pigmented foods, and even some medications can cause our teeth to become discolored. Teeth with yellow, brown, and black stains can, unfortunately, take the shine out of a smile.
- Broken and chipped teeth: As children, we’ve all fallen flat on our face at some point or another or perhaps even run straight into a wall. While back then a broken or chipped tooth didn’t bother us much, many of us carried the scars of our childhood into our adult years. Broken and chipped teeth can prove rather unattractive in some cases.
- Misaligned teeth: For whatever reason, we never did get those braces we so desperately needed while we were teenagers. As grownups, misaligned teeth can be a source of embarrassment and stop us from smiling and expressing our full emotions and connecting with others in the manner we desire.
- Decaying teeth: Tooth decay is certainly not something any of us want to flaunt and if it means only half smiling, then so be it.