It is no secret that women like to look good. Most girls spend a good half hour in front of the mirror each morning, even longer if it’s for a night out and when it comes to shopping, women have got it down to a tee. Although handbags and shoes are somewhat of a specialty, it’s not unheard of for a lady to blow a week’s salary on underwear or maybe on that special dress for so-and-so’s wedding.
But sometimes, no matter how much is spent on the designer dress or how high the stiletto heels are, there is still something missing. This is because without a confident, genuine smile you may as well have gone out in a sack, because despite the carefully selected outfit and perfectly applied makeup, you will still be fading into the background.
It’s no surprise that many of us have less than perfect teeth these days. Even if you were lucky enough to be born with perfect gnashers, years of drinking coffee and tea, as well as the high-sugar diets many of us indulge in, can leave your teeth looking stained, brown, or yellow. Smokers will also notice their teeth aren’t as white as they could be and even those of us who use whitening toothpastes will start to see the color drain away eventually.
Others of us may have been given a crooked set of teeth, which our parents never took us to an orthodontist about. Some may have lost teeth, via planned extractions or through accidents, whereas others may be suffering with chipped teeth. Whether the problem is outwardly noticeable by others doesn’t really matter, because when we feel on the inside that we have something to hide, it affects our confidence and distracts us from enjoying ourselves.
More and more women these days are turning to cosmetic dentistry to give their confidence a boost and their smile a makeover. Cosmetic dentistry is essentially a dental procedure, which is not necessary for health reasons (so not like a filling or extraction), but is done purely for aesthetic improvement. There are many cosmetic procedures available for teeth and whilst many come with a fairly hefty price tag, it is an investment that is well worth it for the self-confidence and happiness it brings. Even Kate Middleton is rumored to have had a “smile makeover” prior to her wedding day just to make sure she could flash the most perfect and sparkly grin to the nation.
For your smile makeover, you could spend thousands on porcelain veneers, crowns, and teeth-straightening procedures. Indeed, many people do and truly feel it is a worthwhile investment. Consider how many expensive outfits you’ve splashed out on, but either not worn or not enjoyed wearing because you have been self-conscious of your smile. However, if you want to start small and work your way up, a good entry point for cosmetic dentistry is to sign up to a course of teeth whitening, which will instantly improve the look of your smile and boost your confidence no end.
By Not Just the Kitchen