The Emotional Connection to Your Smile
May 8, 2018
Your smile is part of who you are. Some people have crooked smiles, some are big, some are barely there. What is a fact, however, is that peoples’ smiles are absolutely influenced by the condition and appearance of their teeth. If you aren’t confident about how you look, you’re less likely to flash a smile. Getting a smile makeover, however, can change that feeling – instantly.
One Patient’s Journey to a Stunning Smile
Dr. Patel created Mike’s smile using full Lumineers on his top teeth. While they still have more work to do to complete his smile on the bottom, Mike’s face is already transformed. The happiness in his eyes, the bright and healthy way he looks – it’s hard to deny that a smile is a powerful thing.
Along the way, Mike experienced dental anxiety, which is often one of the reasons a person has a broken-down smile. With sedation dentistry, any anxious dental patient can make it through their dental procedures with calm and relaxation.
If you fear the dentist’s chair, you’re less likely to keep up with even the most basic dental cleanings and exams. This choice can lead to a build-up of plaque and bacteria, which causes decay, which can lead to gum disease, cavities, infections, and pain. Ultimately, the only solutions will be a series of dental restorations, including extractions and sometimes even full-mouth reconstruction.
If you already have problem teeth and an unhealthy smile, don’t just live with it. Do something about it. Your teeth and smile are never beyond repair. The road to good oral health just might take a little while, so patience and determination helps.
Even More Benefits of a Smile Makeover
If you need more convincing that your smile has everything to do with your happiness and self-esteem, there is recent research from The University of Missouri-Kansas City that confirms what we already know: Smiling makes you look younger. And that means a smile makeover full of beautiful teeth will make you look even better and allow others to perceive you as younger than you really are. For people who are seeking that elusive fountain of youth and going to extremes to find it, getting your teeth improved can be the solution you’ve long pursued.
Now, here is another fact gathered from the UMKC research: Smiling can make you look thinner. Sad faces were judged to be heavier. Maybe it’s a frown or a straight smile that’s weighing your face down. After all, a smile lifts the cheekbones and the corners of the mouth, and any skin that is moving up instead of down inevitably creates a more youthful appearance. Smiling for the win!
Get Your Happy, Beautiful, Healthy Smile in Johns Creek
Wouldn’t you love to feel as thrilled as patient Mike? This overwhelmed with joy? The emotional connection to your smile should be a positive one, not one that makes you feel bad about yourself. You’re in good hands at Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek. Dr. Mitul Patel has made it his goal to create healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles for each of his patients, and he isn’t happy until they’re happy. Schedule your appointment today and get on the way to a happier-looking you.