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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Kristina KingCosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry includes all dental procedures that enhance the aesthetics, instead of the health or function of your smile. It is not mandatory for oral or general physical health (though it can improve both!), but cosmetic dentistry can make a real difference in your psychological and emotional health. Here are some ways that cosmetic dentistry can boost your self confidence.

Social Life

Humans are meant to be social, and social isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. Yet if your teeth do not look their best, you may be tempted to hide them. You might avoid strangers, friends, and even relatives. You may even turn down dates and make excuses to skip important events. Cosmetic dentistry allows you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence, knowing that you are not being judged on your teeth. A positive attitude draws people closer to you, encouraging you to socialize more and providing an ongoing boost to your self confidence.


There is only one chance to make a good first impression. Today’s appearance-obsessed world equates a beautiful smile with health, youth, and vitality. Cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger and healthier, helping you feel more comfortable in your own skin. As you start to embrace your gorgeous new appearance, your self confidence is sure to skyrocket.

Career Benefits

No matter what your career, building relationships is essential to success. An attractive, relaxed smile is perceived as trustworthy, motivated, loyal, and genuine, while a tight, tooth-hiding grin looks insincere and untrustworthy. 

Flashing your new smile can boost the mood of everyone you meet. Your supervisors, coworkers, and clients will naturally smile back, reflecting your positive energy. This can have a massive impact on your career. As you start to climb the ladder, your self confidence will increase as well.

Overcoming Trauma

Cosmetic dental problems are often caused by birth defects or traumatic situations. Embracing cosmetic dentistry can help you heal by reclaiming your personal power and sense of worthiness. You can move past your previous traumas, greeting the future with a stunning new smile.

What to Expect

Cosmetic dentistry is a collaborative effort between you and your dentist. The first step is a comprehensive assessment of your current smile. We will then sit down for a detailed discussion of your needs, goals, and desires. We will use what we learn to design the smile you have always imagined.

 Please be aware that if you have any existing oral health issues, such as gum disease or tooth decay, we must correct those before we start. In addition, cosmetic dentistry often requires multiple procedures with healing time in between. Our patients agree, though, that a brilliant new smile is well worth the wait!

Ready to Get Started?

If you are ready to start your journey to dental health with a full-service practice committed to patient care, contact Carlisle Dental Associates today at 978-369-7967 to schedule your first appointment.