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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

We all want to look and feel our best and go about our lives with as much confidence as possible. Sometimes, doing so is an easy fix, such as buying a new outfit or getting a haircut. However, for more lasting and dramatic results, some individuals consider other changes. Cosmetic dentistry is one of those changes. It’s an investment into your self confidence which can lead to many other positive outcomes in life.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments that improve the visual appearance of your smile, mouth, teeth, or gums. Common cosmetic dentistry treatments include:

Cosmetic dentistry is used to treat the following conditions:

Many of these issues often create problems with talking and eating, resulting in embarrassment and isolation for those dealing with them. The American Dental Association found in a 2015 survey that 33% percent of young people purposely avoid smiling because of the condition of their teeth or mouth. Furthermore, sadly, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of all adults reduce their social activities because of embarrassment about their smile.

Boosting Your Self Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry

When you use cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile, you will likely notice that you are no longer afraid to smile, meet new people, go out in public, and may even grow your social life. Many cosmetic dentistry patients also find that the quality of their career and work life improves, as they aren’t afraid to have workplace interactions or go for interviews. You are more likely to be seen as a capable and reliable professional.

Last but not least, the satisfaction you can gain from taking the proper steps to enhance your smile can’t be understated. It’s not just about how other people see you; it’s about how you perceive yourself. Feeling satisfied with your appearance can result in a significant sense of self-worth and fulfillment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

How Do Cosmetic Treatments Affect My Oral Health?

Nearly any cosmetic treatment can improve your oral health for a variety of reasons. Keep in mind that simply improving the appearance of their smile causes many people to improve their oral hygiene habits, which in turn improves oral health. In addition, your dentist will address any current problems with your gums and teeth as they prepare your mouth for orthodontic treatment, veneers, crowns, or implants. If you have crooked or crowded teeth that are corrected through cosmetic dentistry, brushing and keeping those areas clean and free of debris and plaque becomes much easier, which also improves your oral health.

Will People Know I’ve Had Cosmetic Treatments?

This is a common concern for individuals considering cosmetic dentistry treatments. The good news is the answer is no. Thanks to improvements and innovations in cosmetic dentistry in recent years, it’s quite challenging to tell if someone’s smile is naturally or artificially beautiful.

The materials used in many treatments can now be perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth. Crowns, veneers, and bonding resins can’t be identified as artificial, especially since the gloss on the surfaces is visually identical to your natural teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Maine Dentistry

At Maine Dentistry, we want to help you look and feel your best. We offer many different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments.. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Portland, Gray, or Auburn. Let us help boost your self confidence!

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