Simply Nerdy Mom: When Your Teeth Affects Your Self Esteem

Friday, February 26, 2021

When Your Teeth Affects Your Self Esteem

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Smiling releases natural endorphins or happy drugs that boost your self-esteem, making you feel good about yourself, attracting more positive responses from those you smile to. A smile is a way of welcoming the world and people around you, making them feel appreciated, loved, and comfortable in your presence.


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People who smile often tend to keep happy, contented friendships. As you smile, you profess to the other person that you are glad they share their time with you. However, dental problems may affect your smile. When your teeth are out of line, discolored, or missing, you tend to be more self-conscious.

If not addressed, you may end up spending more time alone or hiding your mouth when speaking or laughing. You'll be more conscious of your mouth's condition, which will affect your every move, drastically ruining friendships and an outgoing personality. People who have low self-esteem spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think about them. You don't have to live this way.

When You Have Misaligned Teeth

It's not only kids' misaligned teeth that can be rectified, but adults can also have the same services. Most people with misaligned teeth worry about the cost of braces or how to fix the problem. Understand that going for braces is a permanent solution to your teeth problems, which improves your smile and self-confidence. Find a reputable dentist who will first examine your general oral health and advise on the best approach to achieve a beautiful smile.

Misaligned teeth affect more than your smile. You may have difficulty chewing, cleaning and may have to put up with bad breath. Misaligned teeth are more prone to gingivitis, tooth decay, and loss.

Improved Self Esteem

When you address the underlying teeth conditions, your self-esteem starts to improve. Some of the issues cannot be addressed or resolved in a day, but the fact that you have taken a positive step will significantly improve your confidence levels. If you have been suffering from low self-esteem, talk to your dentist. He will help you achieve a great smile and, at the same time, improve your oral health.

Make Dental Care a Top Priority

Many people don't prioritize oral health unless they are in pain but learn to pay your dentist regular visits even when you don't have any teeth concerns. If you've resolved major dental issues such as misaligned teeth and gum disease, strive to take better care of your teeth and overall mouth to avoid future problems.

It pays to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months or sooner. A dentist has the experience and equipment needed to remove plaque and reach areas your toothbrush doesn't.

Don't Ignore Dental Care Basics

You probably grew hearing your parents repeating that you need to brush your teeth twice every day and floss at least once. Those who have religiously followed this advice into adulthood have fewer dental issues and have maintained a near-perfect smile.

It's not too late to start minding your oral hygiene. With a reliable dentist by your side, you can transform your smile, build your self-confidence and live a happier, fulfilling life.





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