Clearly, first impressions are vital during important moments in our lives, and the smile is an expression of the self that will embody who you are to whomever you meet. A healthy smile exudes confidence, and as such, having a smile you can be proud of is an important gateway to a positive self-image.

As a dental professional, I see hundreds of patients who suffer low self-esteem due to teeth imperfections, such as a gap between the two front teeth or an undesirable tooth color. As a doctor and as a human being, I believe that health doesn’t just stop at proper hygiene: we need to learn to love ourselves as well, and I know that a person’s life can be changed significantly by an improvement in the appearance of his or her smile — I’ve seen it firsthand.

"It is never too late to get the smile of your dreams, and you deserve to present an image to the world that reflects the incredible person that you are."

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After my patients receive cosmetic dental work to fix their smile problems, I notice an immediate improvement in their demeanor, their quality of life, and their overall happiness. I have seen patients become more proactive when it comes to making career moves, report feeling excited every time they look in the mirror, and even get married or find their lifelong partner.

Most importantly, cosmetic dentistry helps patients to just start smiling more. If you don’t feel good about your smile, you won’t want to do it, and the message that you’re conveying to the world and thus, yourself, is that you’re unhappy. No one should have to feel this way, particularly when there are so many solutions available to turn things around.

There are many cosmetic procedures available to improve your smile on any budget. To help with teeth color, you can locate and speak with a local AACD member dentist about bleaching at home or with a professional in a dental office. In-office procedures like bonding can correct worn edges and other shape issues. There are also treatment options to completely transform your smile such as porcelain veneers, crowns, composite bonding, or orthodontics.

It is never too late to get the smile of your dreams, and you deserve to present an image to the world that reflects the incredible person that you are.