Happy With Your Smile?
‘A smile is one of the first things we notice, both for ourselves and in others. Our ability to show off our smile is not only a sign of friendliness and trust, it’s also important for our mental health and self-esteem. Sadly, many of us choose to hide our smile, often because of the insecurities we have about the way it looks’
New research carried out provides us with some insight on what are your biggest anxieties about your oral health. The Oral Health Foundation and GSK reveal the UK’s most common smile anxieties. Remember, we're here to allay most of these fears with the simple notion that they are preventable.
Unsurprisingly, tooth loss is the number one smile anxiety. According to a new study, more than sixty-eight percent of us are concerned about how tooth loss, and its lasting effect, will impact our smile.
“Missing teeth, specifically front teeth, can have a significant impact on our confidence to smile...visiting the dental practice regularly can help keep gum disease and decay (the leading causes of tooth loss) at bay.”
Did you know that seventy-four percent of us consider having white teeth to be the sight of healthy teeth? The colour of your teeth is not an indication of their health, as all teeth are equally as susceptible to decay, whitened or otherwise.
“While tooth whitening is an affordable and effective option for giving our smile that extra sparkle, In fact, pearly white teeth are just as susceptible to decay as natural-looking teeth.”
The majority of us are all highly conscious about how unpleasant bad breath can be for ourselves and others. The study revealed that ninety percent of adult Brits do worry about having bad breath and the effect it has on both our personal and working lives.
“If teeth aren’t brushed correctly and regularly, lingering food particles and bacteria are allowed to build up. It is this rotten food and bacteria that goes on to create an unpleasant odour.
A simple test for bad breath is to lick the inside of the wrist. Let it dry and take a sniff. If the smell is unpleasant, then it is a good sign that the breath is too.”
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