Let’s be honest—your smile is a big deal. It has the potential to make or break every first impression you make, and it affects how you see yourself. A 2019 article from the New York Post reported a study that found that teeth ranked number one when it comes to overall facial insecurities. This causes an estimated 57 percent of all Americans to cover their mouths when they laugh.
While minor insecurities won’t necessarily give everyone a tough time, they can make life more difficult. Therefore, if you’ve been struggling with insecurities about your teeth, it may be a good idea to consider dental implants. Check out three ways implants can change your smile (and your life).
1. Best Way to Fix Your Teeth
Getting implants at the 4M Dental Implant Center will not only get you teeth you can be proud of, but it is often the best way to fix a smile that has been neglected for too long. Dr. Sean Mohtashami is an expert cosmetic dentist working as one of the top dentists in the field of dental implants. The dentists (including Dr. Sean) at the 4M Institute will provide you with all your options to help you decide if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.
If your teeth are too far gone, and Dr. Sean recommends implants, they will get you the pain-free, natural-looking smile you always wanted in not much time (as little as a day). Plus, no more cavities, root canals, crowns, or pain. Dental implants are generally 98 percent successful, but only when cared for properly by flossing, brushing, using a special mouthwash, and receiving regular dental checkups, according to a WebMD article from 2019.
At the 4M Dental Implant Center, they specialize in dental implants but remain a full-service dental practice. This means that the highly trained dentists here can help you with all your dental needs from checkups to cleanings, to veneers, to extractions, and even Invisalign and full implants. In light of COVID-19, the staff at the 4M Institute are following strict protocols at all their locations (Long Beach CA, Newport Beach CA, Anaheim CA, and Las Vegas NV) to keep their patients and staff safe and healthy. Check out their web site for more information and to find the phone number for the clinic you plan to attend for any concerns and updated COVID-19 hours.
2. Increased Confidence in Your Relationships
According to the previously mentioned study reported by the New York Post, one in four people has received a negative comment about their teeth, either from a coworker or their significant other (SO). Regardless of how long you’ve been with your SO, you’d prefer the validation of a compliment rather than the embarrassment of mentioning a flaw. Considering “a great smile” is seen as important in sexual attraction, it could give you confidence issues if you feel as if you’re lacking in that area. This can make you see bad signs in all your SO’s behaviors.
If you’re worried that your partner is cheating, try to remain calm. Before accusing your partner of infidelity, try to find concrete signs of infidelity. Red flags, such as seeing their cell phone at an unknown location on a phone tracking app or using a cheater search to find secret profiles, could signal infidelity. Keep in mind, you should also spend as much time looking at yourself. For example, feeling like your partner is a cheater can be a personal red flag telling you that you may need to address your issues with unfaithfulness with a professional relationship expert or family therapist. A family therapist can give you the best advice when it comes to infidelity.
After you’ve been to see a relationship expert and worked through whether the subtle signs actually point to your SO being a cheater, it’s important to confront your SO, and have an honest conversation. There may be a reasonable explanation, and this whole ordeal may have been the clue you two needed to work on emotional intimacy and trust.
3. Increased Self-Esteem
As much as we’d all like to pretend that “looks don’t matter,” that’s clearly not true. This was proven by a 2018 article from Insider that reported on multiple studies that found that, not only are you more likely to find a long-term romantic partner if you’re “conventionally attractive,” but you’re also more likely to be seen in a positive light by everyone, are more likely to get jobs, and are more likely to make more money.
Sure, getting some new clothes, putting a lot of work in at the gym, and getting done up at the salon to enhance your appearance could also help. However, if your teeth are a mess, you may be fighting a losing battle.