3 Common Dental Woes That Affect Your Confidence

3 Common Dental Woes in BloomsburyOther than eating chocolates, smiling is, perhaps the easiest, fastest and most inexpensive way to brighten your mood. There are many health benefits linked to smiling, but now, new studies have shown that apart from brightening up your day (and others’), smiling can help you get ahead, personally or professionally.

Researchers from Penn State University found that smiling people appear to more polite, pleasant and more competent. That’s a good thing to remember when you’re meeting a new business associate or applying for a new job or even simply meeting someone new.

Unfortunately, many people suffer from common dental problems that get in the way of their perfect smiles. Here are some of them and how they can affect you, as Fresh Dental reports.

Missing Teeth

In the UK, there are about 27 million adults who have at least one missing tooth. That’s definitely not something to smile about. The same research also found that tooth gaps have huge impacts on people’s confidence and have led some to stop finding a potential mate or pursuing a career. The good news is that people have many options to treat missing teeth, including dentures, bridges, and implants.

Dark Yellow Teeth

Countless factors could explain why your teeth are becoming unnaturally yellowish and darker in shade. It could be genetics, smoking, poor oral habits, medication or illness. However, many people feel overly conscious of their teeth colour. Many dental patients opt for zoom teeth whitening treatments in London to address this seemingly small issue but the results can be life changing.

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According to NHS Choices, about one in four people have bad breath. Yikes. Bad breath is one of the biggest mood killers of all time and it can be so detrimental to one’s confidence. It’s not you; the main culprits here are odor-causing gram-negative anaerobes, a type of bacteria that often hide in your cavities, tongue and gums. Good oral habits such as daily flossing, brushing, and tongue-cleaning can help get these buggers out. If these tips don’t work, it’s time to see your dentist before you ask someone on a date.

It’s hard to smile confidently if you’re silently suffering from dental problems but the good news is that these can be fixed with some lifestyle changes and a trip to the dentist. Don’t let these common dental woes kick your confidence on a corner. If you’re one of the silent sufferers, make that appointment soon and get your smile back.