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How Your Teeth Affect Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

How Your Teeth Affect Your Self-Esteem and Confidence

Some people are lucky enough to get healthy teeth in their genetics. However, others may need extra care to make their teeth straight, white and aligned. If you’ve been holding off going to the dentist, it might be time to consider it. Regular dentist appointments can help you improve more than just your dental health. Here’s how your teeth can improve your self-esteem.

Boosts Your Confidence

People who have crooked or missing teeth are more likely to hide them as much as they can. This means they’ll be shier in public, as they won’t want to speak and reveal their dental appearance. Of course, it’s what’s on the inside that matters. However, having good dental health can not only make you feel more confident in your teeth, but confident in yourself. After all, you’ve managed to keep your teeth strong and healthy, which can sometimes be a difficult thing to achieve.

Increases Happiness

The best accessory you can wear is a smile. This is because smiles can, not only make you look good, but because they increase your happiness levels. However, if you are feeling insecure about your teeth, you may be less likely to beam with happiness. However, with a healthy dental upkeep, you will have no reservations for showing off your pearls. As a result, your happiness levels will peak at their highest.

Improves Speech

Your dental health may not only affect your appearance; it may also affect your ability to speak. Missing teeth or an incorrect bite may cause you to lisp, mispronounce words or stutter. Therefore, you may feel inadequate to give a speech or succeed in a job interview. This can also affect your confidence to speak in the first place. With good dental care, you can treat problems that affect your speech patterns, and give you the confidence to talk in public.

Good First Impressions

No matter your situation, having good dental health can affect social situations too. Whether we can admit it or not, the first factor we judge an individual on is their appearance. In a job interview, your interviewer will look you up and down to judge your ability to make a good presentation. When you’re at a party, strangers may or may not come up to you based on how you look. It can especially effect children, who tend to be more judgemental than most. Crooked or gapped teeth may result in schoolyard bullying and isolation.

While judging others based on their appearance should never be encouraged, a comprehensive dental care plan can help get your teeth looking healthy and presentable. This can encourage others to approach you and get to know you for who you are, rather than what you look like.

Contact Titirangi Dental

Tirirangi Dental can help you improve your dental appearance to give you the confidence you deserve. Our team in West Auckland can provide you with services including cosmetic dentistry, tooth replacement and braces and Invisalign to get your teeth looking in its utmost condition. Contact us on 09 817 6057, or book online now to make an appointment.

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