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What Exactly Is A Perfect Smile?

How many times have you swapped your shoes this year? And your glasses?

Trends come and go when it comes to what you wear and how you accessorise, but when it comes to the perfect smile, that’s timeless.

The smile that you wear reflects your emotions, and the last thing that you want to have to do is hold your hand over your mouth and cover it up.

A smile should be beaming out into the world, not covered and hidden because of discolouration or broken teeth that you aren’t confident about showing the world.

What Makes A Smile Perfect?

Thanks to impossible Western beauty standards, the perfect smile can feel unattainable.

We all strive for a beautiful, symmetrical smile with whiter than white teeth and no oral health issues.

The problem is that standards like this are exceptionally high, and they segment those who can’t afford these types of lavish dental treatment, seeking aesthetic perfection.

It is the general misconception that the perfect smile is generally reserved for people with enough money to be able to fix any issues without needing to think about whether they’re giving up daily essential needs.

Young lady smiling

Of course, a beautiful smile can be grown into with enough oral hygiene education from a very young age, but again, this isn’t always going to be the case for some children.

There are those who don’t have people teaching them how to look after their smile properly, and that makes the Western smile standard a little harder to obtain.

Even with amazing oral health there are still those people who have crooked teeth or and overbite or other natural orthodontic challenges.

“Trends come and go when it comes to what you wear and how you accessorise, but when it comes to the perfect smile, that’s timeless.”

These types of aesthetics cannot be changed just by great oral health, they need to have some kind of dental intervention to resolve those issues.

These days the great news is that most dental practices and Orthodontists have payment plans which makes the perfect smile affordable to most people, which in turn creates a smile that is considered perfect, much more achievable.

Physical Characteristics Of A Beautiful Smile

Beautiful smiles have certain characteristics for most of us, here are some of the key elements that we all strive to have:

Straight, Even Teeth

Aesthetically pleasing teeth are required to be straight, even and in line.

This is the highest standard of dental beauty and we use orthodontics and if necessary, veneers to achieve this level of evenness.

The health benefits of straight teeth outweigh the aesthetics.

Dental patient with straight teeth

For example, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and will avoid developing tooth decay.

There is also less pressure on properly aligned teeth, reducing wear and tear.

Straight teeth are less likely to chip as there is a lower profile on the surface of the tooth, compared to crooked teeth that may jut out or grind against another tooth.

Even Tooth Color

There is a reason that people pay for teeth whitening treatment and it’s largely due to feeling confidence in the way that their teeth look.

People with whiter and brighter teeth are perceived as being more attractive.

Woman with white teeth

It comes back to the primal theory that white teeth equals optimum health.

It’s not just the look either, people have the perception that a person with a white, bright straight smile takes care of themselves better.

Healthy, Pink Gums

Unhealthy gums are swollen, white or yellow, and no one feels comfortable with unhealthy gums.

Dentist showing healthy gums

Gums that are healthy are less likely to cause dental issues later on in life or create bad breath.

A Reflection Of You

A beautiful smile makes you feel confident, it makes you smile more and it makes you feel good when people compliment you on it.

Feeling confident is important and a healthy smile is a big requirement for confidence.

Beautiful woman smiling

The perfect smile may not have been achievable as a child but with the right education and seeking the right dental care, anyone can have a perfectly healthy, strong smile.

The investment in your smile is worth it for your confidence, and the chance to have a healthy smile for longer is of a bigger benefit to your overall health as well.

With the right help, anyone can model a smile that makes them feel good and that’s the main ingredient for a perfect smile

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