Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Are you missing one or more teeth? Chances are, you might be getting noticed, but not for the reasons you’d like.
Do you go out of your way to hide your smile, or even avoid certain social situations because missing teeth may be giving people the wrong impression of you?
Why not watch this short, light-hearted video, and see if you can identify with William, our protagonist, as he just tries to get through his day.
Stop Hiding Your Smile! Your Smile Tells Others Something About You
It’s True: Our smiles make a big impact on first (and future) impressions, and a healthy smile can have positive and lasting impacts on social, career and relationship interactions. Think about people you have met and interacted with. Are you more likely to feel trusting of someone who is smiling and confident? Do you often find people who smile more to look more youthful and even more physically attractive?
Our brains are wired to make quick judgements and decide if someone is friend or foe at first glance. Your smile is a part of the whole picture of your personality. Don’t hide yours: make sure your smile is saying the right thing about you!
More Than Appearances: Missing Teeth Can Impact Your Overall Health
A healthy smile is a strong sign of a healthy body. Loose or missing teeth can be a strong sign of issues that can affect your whole body, such as gum disease or osteoporosis. Gum disease, also known as gingivitis or periodontitis, is also associated with certain types of heart disease. Bone loss and the earliest warning signs of osteoporosis can often be detected in the jaw first.
Dental Implants: Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence, Permanently & Naturally
Implant dentistry techniques are currently the best possible way to replace a missing tooth or teeth, with the most positive impact on both short and long-term dental and overall health. Dental implants mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth. They fuse to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, and stabilize both it and your surrounding teeth.
Dental implants also provide your jawbone with the constant stress and stimulation it needs to maintain its strength and to prevent bone loss. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are designed to last your whole life.
At 1st Family Dental, implant consultations are always complimentary. Our skilled and experienced dentists will be happy to review your oral health and speak with you about the implant process, and help you to determine if dental implants are a good option to keep your smile healthy for life.
Have you been meaning to speak with a dentist about implants, or been waiting for the right time to start the process?
Go for it – take control and make sure you love what your smile says about you!