Proper dental care can boost self-esteem
Take care of your teeth and boost your self-esteem
Many people feel their self-confidence could be lifted up by good dental hygiene or dental work performed to improve their smile. Time spent with a toothbrush or at the dentist’s office would help overcome embarrassment about personal appearance and create an attractive smile which will boost confidence.
Many feel that embarrassment with their facial appearance has hampered their careers or stopped them forming relationships. People have been too embarrassed by crooked teeth or misshapen jaws to risk a smile and people should not live like that.
One of the most important steps to a great smile is your home care and cleaning routine. A dentist or orthodontist will only see you once or twice a year, so it’s important you keep a healthy routine the rest of the time! Be sure to eat balanced meals, reduce your intake of sugary snacks and use your household dental tools correctly.
You should brush your teeth at least twice per day, and especially before going to bed, using a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste.
- Gently brush using a small, circular motion, ensuring you always feel the bristles on your gums.
- Brush the outer, inner and biting surfaces of each tooth.
- Use the tip of the brush to clean the inside of the front teeth.
- Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
Brushing should also be accompanied by daily flossing, which cleans between teeth while disrupting the buildup of plaque under and around the gums.
A comprehensive dental exam and cleaning is the next best way to keep your teeth consistently beautiful and healthy. At a regular visit your dentist or hygienist can:
- Take diagnostic X-rays to check tooth position and look for signs of decay or bone loss.
- Check your gums and bone around the teeth for signs of periodontal disease.
- Examine fillings and any other work you’ve had done previously to make sure it’s holding up.
- Perform a cleaning to remove tartar and plaque that have formed on or around your teeth since your last visit.
There was a survey done in Great Britain, which yielded that adults feel generally less attractive because they have not had corrective orthodontic treatment. The same number say their unattractive smile has prevented them from laughing and smiling as much as they would like. Almost a million adults believe their unattractive smile has lowered their self-esteem and a similar number say it causes them difficulty in meeting people face-to-face.
Start taking care of your smile today and you will experience amazing results.
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