As Valentine’s Day approaches, those who are lucky in love may be looking forward to celebrating in a romantic way. Those who are single may be taking stock of who they are, what’s going on in their life, and why they have not yet found the love they want. As you inventory yourself and your life, don’t neglect to consider your smile. Is your discomfort with the appearance of your teeth making it impossible for you to show your true self, and making it impossible for someone to fall in love with your smile – and you? Time to figure out how you can get a kissable smile.
Kissable Smiles by the Numbers
Your smile is not everything when it comes to finding love. However, the appearance of your teeth and gums play a role in whether someone is attracted to you. And, whether they have the desire to kiss you.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry gathered the following facts about smiles:
- 89% of people choose cosmetic dentistry to improve their physical attractiveness and self-esteem.
- 85% of those surveyed said people with good teeth are more attractive.
- 84% of adults consider an attractive smile important for getting a date.
- 50% pursue cosmetic dentistry because they want to look and feel younger.
- 33% would not set up their best friend on a blind date with someone who had bad teeth.
- 33% would probably not kiss someone with bad teeth.
If you’re not in love with your smile, other people will sense that you’re holding back, and they may interpret that you are hiding something. Little do they know, what you’re hiding is just your smile. The good news: You can change your teeth and achieve a flawless smile with the help of your Ft. Lauderdale holistic dentist.
Get Ready to Love Your Teeth
If anxiety is holding you back from pursuing a kissable smile, no-stress dentistry is always an option. IV sedation dentistry puts you into a dreamlike state so you don’t have to be fully conscious during your cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry procedures. It will truly feel like you’re waking up from a dream to see your amazing new smile.
If your smile is in poor condition and unhealthy, these areas will need to be addressed before it can become a more kissable smile. Periodontal treatment may be necessary, as well as non-mercury tooth fillings, to take care of disease and decay. Other restorative dentistry treatments sometimes double as a cosmetic repair. Dental implants replace missing teeth for a stronger smile and a natural appearance. Porcelain crowns and bridges do similar important work.
Once your mouth is clean and free of problems, there are so many cosmetic options to improve your smile. Porcelain veneers or Invisalign will give you straighter teeth. Veneers or teeth whitening will whiten your teeth. (Veneers can do a lot.) Your smile makeover will be unique to you and your needs.
Talk to your Ft. Lauderdale holistic dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cintron, to discuss your smile concerns. It’s OK to admit that you just want to have a kissable smile. Dr. Cintron is happy to deliver! Contact us to schedule your consultation.