So much can be said with a smile. From making a good first impression, to helping to put someone at ease to using it to express genuine feelings of happiness and joy, your smile is a powerful tool. Faking a smile is often very obvious, but when you are self-conscious about your teeth or your gums you mightn’t feel like you can beam easily, and it can quickly be interpreted as a grimace instead. We truly believe that if you could have the smile you’ve always wanted, it would do wonders for your confidence, so allow us to present a few ways to achieve a more beautiful smile.
Psychology behind the smile
Smiling has studied by psychologists for years, and they have been able to prove that smiling does have benefits for your health – it can help boost your mood by releasing endorphins, it can help to lower stress and your blood pressure and it can increase general feelings of happiness. Because smiling feels good, and has so many benefits associated with it, here at Docklands Dental we want to make sure our patients have as many opportunities to smile as possible!
Do you feel self-conscious about smiling because your teeth are stained or discoloured? This is a common complaint we hear from patients, and the causes can be anything from smoking to preferring red wine to white, drinking coffee black, an infection or an injury to your tooth which has caused it to change colour. Whatever the cause, we can help you restore your smile to your desired whiteness level, by using our expert teeth whitening treatment. We use the Colgate® Max White Professional system and our patients have seen fantastic results using it. Find out more about our teeth whitening treatment and you could be on your way to a brighter, whiter smile in no time.
Perhaps you are self-conscious about your teeth because they are crooked? If that’s the case, we can help you discover a straighter smile with our clear braces treatment. Often, the thought of wearing braces is even worse that the thought of living with crooked teeth, however with this revolutionary new straightening system your braces are practically invisible. Why not find out more about this discreet solution? As an added bonus, it also produces faster results than traditional braces and is a totally painless way to transform your smile.
Gaps in teeth
Losing a tooth, especially in a prominent position in your mouth, can be very damaging to your self-confidence, but you don’t have to suffer through this. We can help to repair gaps in your smile with a number of different methods, but our most popular treatment would be dental implants. These implants look and feel like a real tooth, and they can last up to 20 years with proper care. We can insert implants for single missing teeth, or multiple missing teeth (called an implant bridge), and the improvement in your confidence will be immediate.
Getting better teeth & gum health
Sometimes, the solution to better teeth and a more confident smile is simply down to better oral hygiene and improved diet. Bleeding gums are often a cause for worry, but this is usually treated with a thorough cleaning and improved flossing technique. Eating lots of fresh vegetables can also improve gum health and including a healthy amount of calcium into your daily food and drink intake can strengthen teeth too.