There are many different ways dental health is directly tied to your physical appearance, as well as many indirect ways in which it impacts it. If anything, it’s probably the first thing that people will notice about you. It takes people some time to start looking at your eyes but your smile (or lack of it) will catch attention in a matter of seconds. Still, why is this the case and is this (the first impression) all there is to it? Well, let’s find out together!
1. It draws too much attention
During one marketing campaign, a dental office presented images of people missing one eyebrow and having a hand with six fingers and no one noticed this because these people were also missing a tooth. The truth is that one’s smile draws a disproportionally large amount of attention and people may completely overlook another major aspect of your appearance because they’re fixating so much on your teeth. The same goes the other way around. By keeping your teeth immaculate, you’ll automatically appear more attractive. Not only that but people might even see you as more trustworthy and approachable.
2. People with healthy teeth smile more
Confidence is radiant, however, people who are dissatisfied with their dental health tend to smile less. Regardless if this is so that they can conceal the color of their teeth, a missing tooth, or because people with dental health problems often also suffer from bad breath, they’re trying to keep their mouths shut. Either way, people with dental health problems will avoid smiling or smiling a lot less often. This makes them look less confident, even timid, and, in some cases, people might even be suspicious of those who show that much restraint. Either way, fixing your teeth might help you regain some of this confidence.
3. Great tooth alignment is mesmerizing
Other than just being less painful, a great tooth alignment is mesmerizingly beautiful. Sure, getting quality dental bonding is not a choice that’s easy to make, especially since it takes a long-term commitment. Still, you’ll hardly find anyone who has undergone this procedure to say that, in the end, it wasn’t worth it. There’s more to it than just a simple aesthetic fix. A great tooth alignment is something worth working towards and it communicates a powerful message. It speaks volumes of how you’re ready to take charge of your health and your appearance to become the best version of yourself.
4. Improved nutrition
People tend to concentrate most of their attention, when discussing your teeth, on their aesthetic qualities, even though this is only a secondary function. The fact of the matter is that your teeth were primarily designed to perform their function as a part of your digestive system. They are there to initiate the processing of the food and, as a result, have a direct impact on the quality of the nutrition that you receive.
Now, having a healthy diet is essential for each and every one of your body’s functions, including maintaining your beauty. It alters the radiance of your skin, the health of your hair, and even the smells that come from your own body. Keep in mind that having healthy teeth allows you to choose from a wider variety of foods that meet your nutritional needs and ensures that you do not avoid foods that appear to pose too many challenges.
5. It’s basic self-care
A lot of people don’t use sunscreen. A lot of people don’t use moisturizers. Now, while many people don’t brush as often as they’re supposed to, the truth is that brushing one’s teeth is far more widespread. So, what does this mean? Well, by just brushing your teeth daily, you’re already practicing at least one form of physical self-care. By brushing them properly, you’re making a huge difference in your dental health. From here, learning a thing or two about moisturizers, sun protection, and other forms of self-care is just a step away. You have to start somewhere and this is a great first stop.
In the end, it is essential to have a firm grasp on one particular concept: when it comes to the characteristics of your face, there is nothing more noticeable than your mouth. As a result, when it comes to the initial impact that you have on other people, consider the following: (and many first impressions).
Keep in mind that your dental health affects not only what you look like but also how you feel about yourself, so it is important to take care of your teeth. Keeping this in mind, it is essential that you come to some conclusions about a few matters. The first step toward taking better care of yourself and getting your life in order is to pay attention to the health of your teeth and gums.