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Are You Ashamed of Your Smile?

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If you are, you’re not alone. According to a new study by Bupa (an international healthcare company) 28% of people don’t like smiling because of their teeth.

The information gathered in the study of 2,000 participants indicated that 28 % of people don’t show their smile when taking pictures on social media because they assume their teeth are unattractive. 81 % of people studied state that they believe their teeth look unattractive in photographs.

The study also showed that 42 %of people said their smile was the first thing they would change about themselves and a touch over one third of the people said they were embarrassed by their smile.

Imagine, all these people going through life ashamed of a problem they can actually fix. If you think you are too short or you have your mother’s thighs these are issues you have to learn to love, or at least live with. But bad teeth...you can do something about that!

There are two parts to dental care, what you can do for yourself at home and what you need the dentist to do for you. Many oral health problems are caused by simply not brushing and flossing your teeth. You can do this; you can start now and improve your teeth starting today!

Make sure you use toothpaste, get a whitening one if that is one of your issues, get some dental floss you feel comfortable using (dental tape is gentle and easy to use) and start today. Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, you (and your friends) will notice results in days, good results.

If at all possible schedule a visit with your dentist for a cleaning and a checkup. Between Dr. Lathangue and your dental hygienist you will receive a thorough exam and cleaning, they will alert you to any oral health issues you may not know about, recommend a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically for you, and give you all the information you need on how to properly maintain your teeth at home.

You can turn your teeth into an asset you are proud to show off. Break out of the cycle of dental shame and treat the world to a great big smile! Contact Dogwood Dental for more information on tooth whitening or to book an appointment.