Today’s blog is for the person who is too embarrassed to smile. You’ve spent years hiding your smile when you’re around other people. You don’t smile or show your teeth when you have your picture taken, that is, when someone actually manages to take your picture in the first place.
You’ve spent years trying to control your laughter because you’re afraid if you didn’t, your teeth would show. You had a horrible experience in the dentist’s chair years ago and have avoided the dentist ever since. Now, you’re teeth and your health are paying the price.
You had an accident that left you with damaged teeth, and it changed your smile forever. You never had it fixed because you assumed you couldn’t afford it. You didn’t know the options in cosmetic or restorative dentistry that are available thanks to advanced technology. You were too afraid to even think about the extensive, painful procedures you’d have to endure to bring your smile back.
To the person who, for whatever reason, has accepted the smile they have instead of the beautiful smile they deserve. We’re talking to you.
You may think that a smile makeover is out of your reach. You may think that cosmetic dentistry is a want instead of a need, and therefore, you’ve settled for less.
At Brar Dentistry, we want you to know that you don’t have to settle for less when it comes to your smile. If you have convinced yourself that cosmetic dentistry is an indulgent luxury, allow us to set the record straight.
Yes, a smile makeover can and will transform the appearance of your smile. But if that weren’t enough, it can also improve your oral and overall health. If you’re looking for a reason to finally take the step toward a more beautiful smile, a surge in your confidence and self-esteem, and an overall better quality of life, we’re giving you one today.
Here are some of the ways a smile makeover can improve your health!
A Smile Makeover Can Allow You To Maintain Better Nutrition
If you have chipped, broken, cracked, loose, or missing teeth or if you suffer from misalignment in your teeth or your bite, it’s probably very hard to enjoy certain foods and drinks. What’s worse is that it makes it hard to comfortably eat the right kinds of foods.
Damaged teeth can make it too painful for you to bite into an apple, or chew high protein meat and nuts, for example. If embarrassing imperfections in your smile are also causing you to avoid healthy foods or tempting you to eat the same foods day in and day out just because they’re softer and less painful to eat, you are putting your health at risk.
A smile makeover involves any cosmetic and restorative procedures your smile needs to be brought back to full function. Your treatment plan could include teeth whitening, dental veneers, or dental implants, just to name a few.
All of these procedures serve to bring your teeth back to proper function so you can not only enjoy life more, but you can take better care of yourself nutritionally.
A Smile Makeover Can Help You Manage Stress More Effectively
Did you know that when you smile, it releases endorphins and lowers cortisol in your body. Endorphins are those feel-good neurotransmitters that make you feel happy, and they can actually work to fight off aches and pains.
Cortisol is more present in our bodies as our stress level increases. If you’re not able to find balance in your life through effective stress management, over time, stress can eventually leave you vulnerable to gum disease and all sorts of other health problems.
So think about what years and years of fighting back your smile has possibly done to your body! Think about the ways you probably could have benefitted from more constant endorphins released from smiling happily and freely. Think about how you may have been better equipped to manage your stress over the years thanks to lowered cortisol.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. We could go on and on about the ways a restored smile can benefit your health. The point is, a smile makeover is more than just making your smile more attractive. It’s so much more, and we’ve spent years proving this to our patients who walk away with the beautiful, healthy smiles they deserve!