Everybody has priorities, it's a perfect way to make sure your time and money are spent doing those things that are most important to you. So where does your smile sit on your list of priorities? Perhaps it's not as high is it should be. Is now the time for you to invest in your smile?
Investing in Your Smile
The brits were once known as the nation with 'bad teeth'. That's not a great accolade to have but thanks to a booming dental industry, we've seen that turned around. It's now hard to walk down your local high street without seeing a smile to envy. People have become more and more conscious about their teeth as they start to realise just how important they are. Studies have shown that humans acknowledge the state of a persons smile on a subconscious level. It displays a inclination of health and happiness - two things that are sought after in potential employees, friends and partners. Now that people have started to understand the importance of brandishing a pearly white smile, they've sought out ways to achieve one. Through various cosmetic treatments such as; cosmetic veneers, teeth straightening and teeth whitening, more and more perfect smiles are born every day. This has risen the bar and made the average smile in the UK much more palatable than in times past.
What About Those Lagging Behind?
All of this wreaks havoc for those who are yet to invest in their smile. They may still have the same smile that they always had but comparatively their smile is now worse than ever. People will start to see bad teeth stand out more and more as they become rarer and rarer. As this starts to happen, a smile makeover is surely on it's way up their list of priorities.
The Many Benefits of Investing in Your Smile
Your smile is not as superficial as many think. We've all seen the constructed reality programs such as Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex. These shows frame glistening white smiles with pride as a symbol of status and very little more. Although many trends are born from shows like this, there is a lot more to be gained from improving your smile.
A Healthier You
It has been shown that if you are to have work done to your teeth you are then more likely to look after them in the future. This makes sense as you now have a smile to maintain. You are more than happy to spend those extra 5 minutes a day to brush and floss those now precious teeth. Not only this but you'll take second thoughts about the foods that enter your mouth. You may find that those sugary treats you used to swallow like a kid on Halloween are no longer stocked in your fridge. You have a newfound pride in your smile and this passes on to the rest of your body through wiser health decisions. Sure, it would be great if we could make those decisions to begin with but life's just not that simple. It often takes a push and a little incentive to start taking positive action to a better you.
Bring Back Your Confident Self
Sadly as people become self conscious they can lose confidence, especially when it comes to their smile. People who feel judged when they smile tend to avoid smiling altogether. Not only that, but they tend to hide from social situations that could lead to them having to display their teeth. This all increases in a huge snowball that leaves the person isolated, worried about attending social events and downright miserable. We've seen so many patients who decide to pull the trigger and give their smile some TLC. As they first come into the practice we'll see how they hide their teeth as they talk. They may even struggle to make eye contact as they don't want to draw attention to themselves. However, after finishing their treatment they are the fuel of the party. They have a new sense of self and are able to fully express themselves with complete confidence. It is almost like a magic pill that can grant the permission to be confident and live life on your terms, the way you want to.
Ready to Get Your Smile Back on Track?
If you're serious about investing in your smile then you may already have an idea of the treatments available to you. If you're dissatisfaction stems from discolouration then a simple visit to your dental practice for a teeth whitening treatment may be just the ticket. If on the other hand you're in need of more extensive work then there's nothing better than to pop in for a consultation. You'll find that many dental practices, such as Bamboo Dental in Cardiff, will offer completely free consultations where you can discuss any issues with your dentist. They'll be able to talk through all of the options and give you an idea of what course of treatment will give you the best results for your particular situation. And, don't let the expensive price of many cosmetic treatments hold you back. Prices are now lower than ever as the cosmetic dental industry is innovating more and more. As a result you can get a new smile for a similar price to your mobile phone bill on an interest free monthly payment option. Wherever your priorities lie, let's not overlook the power of the smile. It could be the thing that changes your life for the better.