Everyone in the world has a smile. Each smile is unique. Each smile is special. There are no two smiles in the world that are alike. Some people let that smile stretch from ear to ear; other people have shy little grins. Some smiles come with laughter built in. Other smiles are quiet pleasures, enjoyed in a sweet shared moment. Every smile matters. Every one was meant to be enjoyed, to be seen, to communicate your happiness to the world.
Sometimes we hide our smiles. I’m a cosmetic dentist – of course I’m going to say that if you don’t feel good about how your teeth look, it can be hard to smile. Everyone wants to be confident in their appearance. There are things that can be done to help people enjoy their smile more. Tooth whitening treatments are way more effective when you get them from a dentist; there are many ways the effects of years of coffee drinking and even smoking can be dealt with.
One of the best things about working in this field is seeing how people’s smiles change before and after treatment. When someone comes into our office for the first time, a lot of time, they’re not smiling. They’ll keep their mouth shut, they look down a lot – all the things people do when they’re not comfortable with the way their teeth look. There are a lot of issues that can successfully addressed – things like missing or broken teeth, or teeth that don’t line up right – and when those things are fixed, people’s smiles change. All of a sudden, we get to see this side of them that they’ve been keeping to themselves, sometimes for years and years. It’s an amazing transformation. It’s often a very profound moment too; people often tear up after seeing their smile after treatment.
Your smile matters. If you don’t like what your smile looks like, come see us. We’ll talk with you about what’s going on and explain what your treatment options are. It’s a no-pressure conversation; you’ll have the info and all the time you need to make a decision about your next steps. If you miss your smile, we’re here to help you get it back. Give us a call today.