Cosmetic Dentistry: More Than Just Esthetics

Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic dentistry is sought out by patients for a variety of reasons. Some would like to appear younger, and others would simply like to smile without feeling self-conscious. Whatever the reason you are seeking these services, the physical and mental health benefits of cosmetic dentistry are numerous.

If you opt for teeth whitening, straightening, or veneers, it could give you a noticeable confidence boost. Walking into a room with a straight, white smile will make you feel way more confident than the alternative. Getting your teeth professionally taken care of will make you feel better all around.

Career Opportunities
If you have a straight, white, confident smile, you are likely to walk into an interview with your head held high. Studies show that people who take better care of their teeth have better chances in interviews as well as social situations.

A better smile can change the way people perceive you and behave with you. Several behavioral studies published in the American Journal of Social Psychology indicate that people with bright smiles and attractive physical appearance have a better chance in interviews, and have an advantage in social situations.

Increased Hygiene
This is one of the great health benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Once you have put the time and money into making your smile what you want it, you are going to have the motivation to maintain it. You will be more likely to spend more time taking care of your teeth by maintaining a proper oral hygiene regimen. A strong oral health care routine is important for your overall health and cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve that.

Headache Relief
Believe it or not, but your misaligned teeth can cause severe headaches, as can bruxism. If you have either of these problems and have developed headaches, cosmetic dentistry or dental appliances can help to fix them. Any bite that is not normal will cause you headaches and tooth pain.

Give our office a call at 203-692-4405. We look forward to speaking with you.

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