What does your smile say?
- Posted on: Feb 23 2018
“Your smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” This quote from Jay Danzie is a nice reminder that the little things, including our attitudes and facial expressions, can have a big impact on how others perceive us. So often, I see New Yorkers who are frustrated about the status of their mouths. Sometimes, they are so embarrassed or worried by them that they hide from the world, skipping activities and dates, running off when they see someone with a camera, or even avoiding general conversation.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, my hope is that you understand you have options for securing a “smile logo” that you love and are proud to present to others. Here are a few common oral health issues, as well as ways we work to treat them. If one inspires you, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule and appointment to learn more.
We all suffer from bad breath from time to time, like when we wake up in the morning or after we eat a sandwich flavored by onions and garlic. But for some individuals, bad breath is a regular and normal part of life. Of course, having chronic halitosis isn’t enjoyable, even if it is the norm. In fact, it can cause excessive stress and worry. Fortunately, there are solutions for this issue. When a patient comes to our facility with worries about bad breath, we like to do an extensive cleaning and examination to identify any issues. Bad breath can be caused by bad hygiene, but it can also be a sign of more extensive decay and damage that would require a root canal or other procedure.
Have you ever been told that you have an overbite or underbite? Is your tooth layout impacting your ability to speak clearly? Do crooked or oddly spaced teeth cause problems when you eat? If you answered yes to any of these questions or are dealing with other side effects of misaligned teeth, orthodontics will probably be a helpful answer. With this dental specialty, we can identify and treat what is causing your crooked smile. Depending on the specifics of your situation, this could mean getting braces, a retainer, headgear, or bumpers. You might also be a good candidate for Invisalign.
When life gets busy, as it often does, your teeth might be the last thing on your mind. Over time, this attitude of neglect can leave your smile looking dull, damaged, and even cracked. There are many cosmetic dentistry solutions available to you, but one that quickly solves a lot of dental concerns is veneers. These thin, ceramic pieces fit securely over damaged natural teeth to give a realistic, but updated, look that covers stains, chips, and other wear and tear. After they are applied, you can treat them just as you would your original teeth, and you can anticipate that they will last for many years to come.
Across cultures, our smiles help define us. If you don’t like what yours is saying, consider allowing my team to assist you. Call us today at 800.583.9285 to schedule an appointment.
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