Body image has long been a concern for many people within our culture, both men and women, young and old. We care about our weight, our appearance, and our overall image or persona. Teeth also play an integral part into that overall ‘image’.
Individuals who have healthy teeth are more closely linked with having a healthy body image. Whereas, those with lower body image perceptions have more imperfections within their smile.
People with imperfect teeth – from color, missing a tooth, decay, gum disease – have more feelings of anxiety and embarrassment about their mouth.
Teeth are one of the parts of our body that people either find attractive or unattractive. The same is true when we look in the mirror and assess our own image. The more satisfied we are with our overall smile, from everything including our lip color, shape and size to the appearance of our teeth, the more satisfied we are with our overall body image.
If you are dissatisfied with your smile, start with following some of our tips to get whiter teeth. Simply whitening your teeth can have a powerful effect in transforming your smile. Also, check in with us at your next appointment to find out what options are available to you.
Many people don’t understand their options, or they are too embarrassed to inquire about them. Don’t be embarrassed or afraid to speak to us about these options—we are here to help and serve—and at the end of the day what we want most is for you to look and feel amazing.