Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhancing Health, Wellbeing And Confidence
It’s true that we feel more confident on the inside when we love ourselves on the outside and a smile we’re not happy with can seriously impact upon this confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry goes way beyond enhancing the aesthetics of a person’s smile, offering health and wellbeing benefits that people do not always think about, including improved dental health and hygiene as well as restoring one’s confidence.
How a smile you’re unhappy with affects relationships
Do you deliberately avoid smiling for fear of exposing an unhealthy-looking smile? A smile is one of the first things others notice about you and can make or break things where first impressions are concerned, both on a personal and a professional capacity. Repressing a smile also has its repercussions on your own happiness; when you smile, your body releases a chemical known as serotonin (the happy chemical), so when you keep a smile in, you’re preventing the full release of these chemicals.
Cosmetic procedures can help you ‘reset’ your dental health
Cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening (and even a simple scale and polish) offers patients the opportunity with a discoloured smile or ample plaque and tartar a fresh chance at caring for their teeth. Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and is often a gateway for patients in their approach to their dental health and hygiene thereafter as they are so pleased with the results, they do not wish to go back!
Cosmetic dentistry improves your overall appearance
The health and aesthetic of your smile has a huge impact on your overall facial aesthetic. For example:
- An untreated missing tooth can lead to jawbone loss which affects major parts of your facial structure such as your cheeks and chin.
- Failing to treat a decaying tooth with a crown or other type of restoration can destroy your tooth enamel irrevocably and if the tooth is part of the ‘social six’ (the teeth most visible when you smile), you will have an unhealthy looking smile when exposing your teeth.
Here in Lewisham we have a passion for making dentistry accessible and hassle-free, which is why we’re open 7 days a week. We also speak a handful of languages including Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Greek and French. You can find out how to reach us by clicking here.