One of the most frightening recurring dreams that seems to be a common one for many people, apart from the falling dream, is the nightmare of having your teeth falling out, and being helpless to stop it. One reason it is such an awful dream to have has to do with the value that society places on appearance, as well as standards and perceptions of beauty. There have been studies that show a large percentage of adults believing that a person’s smile is one of their most important assets when it comes to physical appearance.
Our teeth and our smiles are important to us, but it seems that not everyone quite knows or embraces the steps to thorough oral health.
When you want to shine a bit brighter
Self confidence is important. Everyone should feel free to be comfortable in their own skin at all times. This is unfortunately not quite a reality at this point in our society, but there are small steps that can be taken to help. While any work that is done on one’s outward appearance cannot magically solve all self esteem or confidence issues, there are times that it can provide a helpful boost. Tooth whitening is one of those little steps that can be taken to help you walk a little taller as you smile just a bit bigger. Your family dentist will likely provide quality tooth whitening procedures, or recommend good dental services elsewhere. More important than a good tooth whitening, though, is a thorough dental exam.
Feeling free to smile
Yes, most of us put at least some thought into the beauty standards and physical appearance expectations perpetuated by society. There are things, like whitening, that can play into that. But one of the best things to do to improve and maintain that wonderful smile of yours is to keep up on your oral health. It can affect anyone. Kids who have poor dental hygiene can end up being as much as three times more likely to miss school days because of oral pain. And nearly half of those who are 30 years of age and older have some type of periodontal disease. Taking care of your teeth will keep you healthier longer, leading to a longer life of more happiness.
A life that will naturally lead to more smiles.