Smiling is a learned response so a lot of people don’t smile because they are embarrassed of what their oral cavity and interior teeth look like. When you try sometimes to get people to smile that haven’t smiled in forever, they don’t know how to. Their facial muscles and actually their proprietary septive, their brain, make trying to get them to smile really difficult.
When they say, “You know what, I don’t like my smile”, we basically ask them what would you like to look like? A lot of times we have an album here, pictures of teeth and people smiling. They say, “Well I would like to have my smile look like this”. Whether it’s your confidence or just health reasons, speaking, and just the overall self esteem issues.
I have a young man, on weekends he’s a pastor, he pastors a small church here, and we did his front teeth about three months ago. He was back to have some more work done here this past week. He was one of these guys that didn’t smile. He just didn’t smile — nice, quiet country fellow. When I asked him, “How are your front teeth doing?” He says, “I love my front teeth.” He says, “When I speak now, I don’t believe somebody’s looking at my teeth. They’re hearing what I say when I talk about, you know, when I’m pastoring them and talking about the Lord. They’re hearing the message and not just looking at me. When I smile, I project a certain persona that I’m enjoying what I’m doing, and they believe what I’m saying.”
That’s very fulfilling to hear that, very powerful for somebody to do that, especially a young person. He’s probably 32 or so. In this area, there’s no fluoride in the wells; it’s very soft. People don’t realize in the Midwest all the way from Texas up to Minnesota, there’s natural fluoride in the water. Here in the Carolinas, we don’t have that. There’s a lot of need for it, that’s for sure as far as doing aesthetic dentistry but just dentistry as a whole.
Sometimes, it’s hard to smile when you are worried folks are going to stare at your ugly teeth. It doesn’t matter if they are yellow from plaque or smoke, chipped from accidents, or even missing entirely. You won’t feel much like smiling when you hate your smile, and your confidence will be lower. That’s why we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures from our Boone, NC dental office. The sooner you get your smile looking great again, the sooner you get back to smiling.
Today’s life is hectic. There never seems to be enough time in the day for everything we need to do, so you might be looking for a cosmetic dentistry procedure that will fix your smile but fast. If so, you’re looking for dental veneers. These porcelain coverings are bonded to the front of your teeth, covering up any flaws like chips, lines, or stains with the look and feel of a beautiful, healthy tooth. Best of all, dental veneers can often be done in one visit.
Years of coffee, smoke, chewing tobacco, and more can take the white away from your teeth. Even plaque can cause your teeth to look yellowish. Even if you gave up anything that could possibly stain your teeth, the damage has already been done. The only way to get rid of those stains is with our professional-strength teeth whitening system. These take-home trays are stronger and more effective than any store-bought version, and you can take care of it from the comfort of your own home.
Your smile is more than just your teeth. It also includes your gums. Normally, you should see just a little gums when you smile. But some people have gums so big, they make their teeth look small. Then again, you could have the opposite problem: gums that have pulled away from your teeth, making them look strangely large. At Appalachian Dental Care, we can remove excess gum tissue to help your teeth look bigger. We can also add gum tissue if your gums have receded.
With these treatments and our other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth contouring and tooth bonding, we can help you get a long-lasting smile that everyone will be happy to see. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today at 828-355-5673 or use our online form.
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