We are social beings. We seek and need the approval and the comfort of our fellow man and because unfortunately appearances do matter a lot when coming in contact with new people we spare no effort to make ourselves as likable and attractive as we possibly can. We go to gyms; we keep devilish diets to always aim for that elusive silhouette we always dream. We use countless lotions and creams to make sure our skin always clear and healthy. We try to get a tan every chance we get. We spend small fortunes on soaps and shampoos. We dye our hair; we take great care of our nails. We buy expensive clothes and accessories.
A healthy smile can be your best calling card
The one thing we always seem to forget however is to go to a licensed dentist. Even now after so many advances we still see it as a medical cabinet. A place where we only go if we have to, if we already have a problem and it has to be fixed. It is so much more than that however. These days it is as much a medical cabinet as it is a beauty clinic. A beautiful and healthy smile is one of the most important weapons in our socializing arsenal. It has been showed again and again that the way people react is directly influenced in how they perceive us. A beautiful smile gives us confidence to meet new people, to make ourselves noticed and at the same time it can offer us the means to make a good impression.
Seeing a dentist regularly should be a high priority on everyone’s schedule. Not only because we have to but because he can help us obtain and maintain a healthy smile. There are many things that simply are not intuitive when it comes to dental care. Things that we think we understand but we don’t. Things we could easily find out if we take periodical checks. For example we should never use a hard toothbrush. It might seem like a good idea, you would imagine that the better you scrub the better your oral hygiene will be but that is simply not true. Brushing with a hard toothbrush can make our gums recede and not only expose the base of our teeth to corrosion but also ruining what could have been a very nice smile. Using a hard toothbrush can also make your teeth yellow over time. In time it can thin the white enamel that covers and protects the teeth and let more and more of the yellow dentine underneath them to be seen.