Since my days in elementary school, I've been hugely insecure about my teeth. The various dental and orthodontic issues I experienced over the years, as well as the negative comments from family members and neighborhood bullies, made it pretty difficult to embrace any sort of body positivity regarding my smile. Thanks to my tiny mouth, my teeth had a tendency to crowd and overlap. I also have a crossbite, which causes the right side of my teeth to land in my cheek and create the occasional sore and scar. Two of my adult teeth even started growing in before their respective baby teeth fell out. For a year-old who already had huge body image issues, this only made life more difficult. My aunt's rude comments about how I should get my snaggle teeth pulled out didn't do much to better the situation. And my parents, seemingly unaware of the option to help me build a better and more loving relationship with myself, encouraged me to get braces because only then could I feel happy with how I looked. Eleven years later, my teeth have done a lot of straightening out on their own, probably due in part to my newer adult-sized mouth making room.
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A general dentist is your primary dental care provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats and manages overall dental healthcare needs. A prosthodontist is a specialist in cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry who has spent an additional four years in full-time study, after becoming a dentist, advancing his knowledge, skills and ability. An oral hygienist is a preventative oral health professional who work as a member of the dental team. She helps patients achieve and maintain oral health in an aim to prevent dental problems. An endodontist partners with your general dentist to save teeth! After an initial assessment, we offer solutions for all your dental problems. We can do almost anything!
Smiling improves your emotional and physical health. The benefits of an authentic, genuine smile are profound and contagious. Here are just a few ways smiling can benefit you, and your health:. These effects can be immediate and go a long way to easing tension. An article published by the Huffington Post suggests that people perceive an authentic smile as a sign of trustworthiness and approachability.