Have you ever had a moment when your first impression of another person was totally ruined when he or she smiled? Until you saw the teeth, you though that person looked healthy and attractive, but the smile—something that should communicate openness and joy—completely turned you off?
It’s okay to admit this; it happens. It may make you feel shallow to admit that you judge others by their appearance, but it’s a fact of human interaction. An unhealthy-looking smile diminishes a person’s overall attractiveness and our general impression of said person.
We live in an era when good oral hygiene is encouraged, and excellent dental care is, for most, within reach. If you take the time to practice good bodily hygiene, choose your wardrobe with care, and keep your body in a healthy state, you should similarly invest your time and resources in your teeth.
Investing for Health
For good oral health, we invest our time daily. That five-minute interlude you spend each morning and night brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth is a way to make sure your mouth stays healthy and continues to serve your needs in the future. Routine six-month visits at the dentist are a similar investment, and help prevent problems that may cause you pain and cost you money (or your teeth) in the future.
Investing for Your Career
You don’t have to be a model, actor, TV presenter, or real estate agent to need an attractive smile. The state of your teeth is a part of your overall appearance, upon which others glean a first impression during every job interview and professional meeting or interaction.
More importantly, unresolved flaws in your smile diminish your self-confidence and can make your interactions more guarded. If you hide or cover your natural smile or laughter, others will unconsciously interpret this as a lack of sincerity or forthrightness. You need to be your best self to do well in your career, and tooth shame is an easily correctable problem that should not hold you back.
Investing for Your Relationships
Smiles are one of the first things we notice when meeting new people. You can’t be relaxed and express your full range of emotions if you feel the need to cover your smile. Even if you are happily married, settled, and work from home—being healthy and comfortable in your own skin means you need to like the way you look. There are plenty of things about one’s appearance you can’t change, but your smile is not one of them. If you don’t like your smile, a change is not only possible but easier than ever before.
Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. There are many ways to correct the most common aesthetic flaws, and you have the opportunity to choose only the treatments you want. Whether you choose to correct one tooth or the whole smile is entirely up to you.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, Dr. David Eshom does it all. From porcelain veneers and bonding, to Invisalign and whitening treatments—Dr. Eshom can help you decide what level of transformation you want to invest in.
We want you to love your smile, and love how it feels to smile freely, without shame. Whether you suffer from intrinsic tooth stains, naturally darker enamel, gaps, chips, or perhaps misalignment that was never treated—there is a treatment that is perfect for your needs. Whatever you don’t like about your smile is fixable!
Contact Dr. David Eshom for a Free Consultation
Initial consultations are always commitment-free with San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. David Eshom. We never pressure or push treatments, or encourage you to accept treatments you aren’t interested in. We will take a look at your teeth to check for any health issues, and then explain the treatments we provide. Let us know what you don’t like about your smile, and we’ll give you a full explanation of your options and the associated costs. With our digital planning tools, we can even show you what your smile will look like after specific treatments have been completed.