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How dental treatment can transform lives

Updated: Mar 1, 2021

What's the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them? Chances are it's their smile. When going for a job interview, on a first date, or are speaking to a group of people, how you present yourself is crucial. You want to put the best version of yourself forward to leave the best impression possible.

Spending time and money at the hairdresser, nail salon and gym are all expected, because we know they make us look and feel our best. Yet for some reason, our smile - the first thing people notice about us - is left by the wayside.

In fact 65% of the adult population has not visited the dentist in the last two years, according to the Australian Dental Association. Are you one of those people?

A bad smile can leave the wrong impression of you, but poor oral health, can lead to overall health complications down the track. So what's the one thing you can do to change all of this? Visit an expert cosmetic dentist like Dr Andrew See of Advanced Dentistry Sydney.

The impact bad teeth can have on how others see you

When going for a job interview, or addressing people you seek to impress, bad teeth can send a message that you don't care enough about your appearance. Chipped and stained teeth can look more unhealthy than they may actually be, and crooked teeth my impact the shape of your smile, giving an impression of you that is not completely true to your personality.

Bad teeth can also cause self-confidence challenges. Advanced Dentistry Sydney client Claire talks about constantly thinking about whether or not people were looking at her teeth, and found herself always smiling with her lips closed.

"I was very conscious of the fact that my teeth were discoloured, and my smile was very crooked. It was horrible to be talking to people and thinking that they're looking at your teeth and thinking that they're ugly. You're aware that you're not projecting your best self, and it makes you hold back. My anxiety was that people would be looking at my teeth and making assumption about me because of them."

That's where cosmetic dentistry comes in. View Dr See's portfolio of smile transformations.

Cosmetic procedures can improve your smile functionally and aesthetically

Dentistry isn't simply putting fillings in cavities and only working with the teeth you have anymore. A recent study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showed that in the 55-74 year age group, people have an average of 22.2 decayed, missing or filled teeth. There are various advanced cosmetic dental procedures that can drastically improve your smile, and oral health, to change your life and improve your wellbeing.

Smile design

At Advanced Dentistry Sydney, Dr Andrew See is an expert in Smile Design. Through years of training and experience, Dr See has developed a smile design process that focuses on your overall appearance, including face structure, your lips, gums and bite. Starting with creating solid, healthy gums, jaws and teeth, new veneers are then designed and placed to complete the new smile. Veneers can cover crooked and chipped teeth, and give strong, healthy teeth for clients who are looking for a significant improvement in their smile. Find out about the Smile Design Process here.

The team at Advanced Dentistry Sydney are also qualified to offer packages that include cosmetic enhancements such as Botox, to improve your appearance overall. Visit the dentist and leave looking and feeling fresh, well-rested and with a beautiful straight smile.

Invisalign and Implants

In the case that your teeth are healthy, but not perfectly straight, Invisalign is a popular option. Then if you have one or more missing teeth, implants are the best option to restore full functionality and improve your smile.

Teeth whitening

With an increase in social media use and consequently appearance, the appeal of bright, white teeth has also increased. This has resulted in the rise of non-dental teeth whitening options in shopping centres and do-it-yourself kits. It's important to remember that while these may offer a quick fix, the long term effects are unknown, and these procedure do not replace the important maintenance work your dentist performs for your overall oral health.

There are, however, perfectly safe teeth whitening options available at Advanced Dentistry Sydney. Talk to the team about your desired outcome, and a whitening plan can be created specifically to suit your needs, without compromising on oral health.

It's not just your professional life that can benefit from an improvement to your smile. your social life, your family life and your overall wellbeing can also improve thanks to a renewed confidence in your appearance. Improving your smile can improve your entire life.

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