Holly Genovese recently wrote an article detailing the difficulties that she, as a woman from a fairly humble background, had succeeding in the elite, affluent ranks of academia. There were traits and habits she’d acquired while she was growing up. Some she could set aside fairly easily in order to fit in – after all, how hard is it not to talk about NASCAR? Other issues, like her bad teeth, were more problematic.
Accessing dental care can be beyond the resources of some families, which means children grow up with bad teeth. Teeth can be crooked, misshapen, yellowed or stained. Trying to advance professionally can be difficult when people judge you by your teeth. As a cosmetic dentist in Quincy, I work with patients to overcome the impact of those early years without proper dental care. Don’t assume your teeth can’t be fixed or that the process is too expensive. Many common issues can be addressed quickly and affordably – it doesn’t hurt to ask and find out what your options are, and it can make a real impact on your job search or career progress.
One of the issues that people really stress over is missing teeth, particularly if they’re near the front of the mouth. Life happens, and accidents and misadventure can result in losing a tooth permanently. However, this loss creates a gap in the smile many people are self-conscious about. When you’re self conscious, you don’t smile as much, or you cover your smile with your hand or by keeping your mouth closed. While this is done out of embarrassment, it can read very differently to other people, who may perceive you as being shy, stand-offish or otherwise unapproachable. Having a cosmetic dentist install a dental implant can restore your smile and your self-confidence and let people see the real you.