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Are You Confident in Your Smile? Try This Test
November 15, 2017

portrait of a woman smiling

It’s simple – give yourself a big smile in the mirror. Are you comfortable? Or are you eager to look away?

Countless people put up with grins that they’re not completely happy with – but making a change doesn’t have to mean expensive, complex dental work. Learn more about affordable, straightforward ways to make aesthetic changes to your teeth – and why those can have a big impact on your life.

Why Smiling Matters

You can only make a first impression once, and teeth are one of the first things people notice about one another. If your smile has you feeling self conscious, you’ll find yourself doing just about anything to hide it – maybe without even realizing it.


What can you gain from a smile you love?


Be the best version of yourself and be confident in every detail of your smile. Your confidence (or lack thereof) is the driving force behind how successful you are in your life. If you’re not completely confident in yourself, how can you expect others to be? A great grin is your first stepping stone to a new, confident you.


If you’ve been trying to get ahead at work, or maybe even interviewing for a new job, the appearance of your teeth could be keeping you from your career potential. Your teeth may be telling others that you’re older than you really are, or that you do not take care of yourself even if this isn’t the case.

Love Life

Blind dates, or dates of any kind can make you feel anxious, excited, and nervous. Communication in all relationships is important, and your smile communicates a lot. Being proud of your smile may make you more eager to talk to new people, and allow you to make acquaintances more easily.

Overall Health

It might seem like a pretty significant claim to make that your smile can jump start a healthy lifestyle, but even something as minor as your teeth play a larger role in your life than you may realize. Eliminating one thing that makes you feel self conscious in your life will motivate you to improve on other areas too once you see the difference it can make on your daily life and interactions.

Simple Ways to Perfect Your Smile

You don’t have to have a “perfect” smile to regain your confidence. Study findings show that the presence of a welcoming smile is what we’re all looking for – not teeth that are completely free of flaws. Feeling comfortable with your teeth might mean trying one or two different cosmetic or restorative dental treatments.

Whether you’re smiling, laughing, or speaking up in a group setting, anyone can benefit from these treatments to get your teeth on track:

Whitening Treatments

A bright smile is one that you’re eager to show off. Learning to smile more often not only makes you happier, but it leaves a great impression on those around you. Having whiter teeth can lead to:

  • A friendlier you that people are drawn to. Whiter teeth can help you with your social life, love life, and the way others view you.
  • An improvement in your professional life and performance that makes you feel more comfortable speaking up and voicing your thoughts.
  • Heightened confidence that helps you overcome things you once viewed as obstacles.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure that can restore or improve a person’s smile by first applying a tooth-colored resin material to a person’s tooth and then hardening the material with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth. Dental bonding is used to:

  • Repair decayed teeth and fill cavities
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of severely discolored teeth
  • Eliminate spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer for a more balanced smile
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed due to receding gums

Dental contouring

Teeth reshaping is one of the most convenient and cost-effective options for fixing teeth. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth in addition to dental bonding. Your front teeth are the best candidates for reshaping and bonding and can be used to:

  • Repair chipped teeth
  • Re-align uneven or poorly aligned teeth
  • Create a more attractive smile
  • Shorten excessively long teeth
  • Alter badly shaped teeth for a proper bite and alignment

Invest In Yourself

We want you feel great about the appearance of your teeth and smile, so you’re more likely to feel great about other areas of your life too. Invest in yourself and in a smile that makes you feel good about who you are with help from Hinsdale Cosmetic Dentistry.