January 5, 2018
The word ‘smile’ derives from the Lower Latin word ‘miraculum’ (i.e. miracle). That means that every time you smile, you exude miraculous energy. From this perspective, we can see the importance of your smile from a completely different viewpoint than we normally would. Who doesn’t want to be miraculous? It is from this holistic mindset that your cosmetic dentist of Lake Highlands approaches perfecting your teeth. So if you’ve found yourself hiding in your own self-imposed shell, lacking confidence and reluctant to be more outgoing, then cosmetic dentistry is your gateway to a new life, with a new and improved ‘you’ at the helm. Read on to learn more about how you can benefit.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the area that focuses primarily on improving your dental aesthetics. It produces beautiful and symmetrical teeth, improves self-esteem and indirectly correlates with successes in your life.
Why is Cosmetic Dentistry Important?
Some people may consider a focus on one’s appearance to be superficial, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Studies show that the more confident you are, the more successful you are bound to be in your endeavors.
An example is found in what psychologists call the theory of self-concept. It simply summarizes by stating that the way you feel about yourself becomes your reality. Therefore, if you can create a reality that is more pleasing to you, then that euphoric feeling can spill over into other aspects of your life. And there is no denying the fact that looking into a mirror and loving what you see staring back at you, is an amazingly warm and inviting feeling to have.
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Correct?
Although cosmetic dentistry is considered a more aesthetic approach, it also improves function, in addressing gapped, slightly misaligned or crooked teeth. It’s different modalities that produce even smiles also will improve speech, allow for more even biting of your food and in cases like tooth-colored fillings, will help to prevent tooth decay.
This is a new year and you’re excited about the possibilities, but how empowering it is to know that some of your goals can be achieved for sure. When you contact your cosmetic dentist for a consultation, you will be taking the steps towards no longer fantasizing and dreaming about your goals. Instead, you will become an active participate in realizing them.
About the Author
Dr. Ellis L. Ramsey received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has been practicing for over 20 years and is a member of the American Dental Association and several other professional organizations. Although he has a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Ramsey is still an advocate of education and continued learning. He practices at Ellis L. Ramsey, DDS and can be reached for more information through his website.
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