Everyone should have a smile that they are proud of. However due to the often unrealistic and unreachable standards of beauty perpetuated by society, Hollywood, media, and the beauty industry, far too many people feel less confident about flashing a smile than they should. Everyone is different, and a genuine, heartfelt smile is a beautiful thing, no matter what it looks like. The standards need to change to reflect this.
There are times, however, that changing one’s smile has more to do with health than merely cosmetic dentistry. While there is nothing wrong with a cosmetic fix as long as it is done with confidence and high self esteem rather than to appease ridiculous societal standards, fixing oral and dental issues for health should always come first.
Things to consider when you visit the dentist
A lot of people dread going to the dentist. Whether it is because you are afraid of the pain that might result from the dentist probing at cavities or you simply don’t like the thought of what is often an uncomfortable experience, getting yourself to the dentist can often feel like a major chore. It doesn’t have to be, though. Science and medicine continue to advance, and many dentists strive to make the experience as bearable as possible. But the main thing to remember is that a dentist’s primary job is to check on the status of your oral and dental health, and to make adjustments where necessary, for the sake of your wellness. Overall, even the discomfort is worth it in the end when you walk away happier and healthier, with an even brighter smile.
Cosmetic and general dentistry
Whether you are considering your options for crowns or veneers or you need your dentist to check for periodontal disease, going to the dentist is important. Nearly half of people over the age of 30 have some type of periodontal disease or another. And about 20% of people do not have what would be considered an ideal bite. Regular visits to the dentist are essential in being able to assess your oral health and know what steps to take in order to reach your ideal level of dental hygiene.
Around 32% of individuals admit that that are concerned with the way that their teeth look. Sometimes this is due uneven growth of the permanent teeth, and sometimes it is because of cavities, disease, or decay. Talking to the dentist about your dental concerns will help you to reach a solution that works for you and allows you to show off your biggest smile. Your dentist may suggest crowns or veneers, depending on the situation. Many people go through the experience of wearing braces or retainers to reach the look they are hoping to achieve.
You deserve to sport a smile that you love and that you are proud to wear. Whether you are looking to get dental crowns or you are just hoping for a whitening, cosmetic and general dentistry can often go hand in hand. Your best smile is your healthiest one.