5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

A Smile Changes Everything – Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life


There’s one thing that you can give freely to make both yourself and others feel great – a smile!  It can make someone’s day, and it can make you feel better, too! But if you’re ashamed of your teeth or self-conscious about your smile, you’re less likely to do this simple act.  Cosmetic dentistry can change all that.   Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be a complex procedure.  Cosmetic dentistry includes anything positive that changes the look of your smile, including whitening, straightening, lengthening, and building on the teeth.  All of these procedures increase confidence in your smile and provide both emotional and physical health benefits.  Here are our top picks for life-changing benefits of cosmetic dentistry:


  • Dental hygiene habits - Cosmetic dentistry can change the way you take care of your teeth and gums.  If you like your smile, you’ll want to keep it looking its best – that means focusing on good dental hygiene.
  • Eating habits – To keep that new smile sparkling, you’ll naturally want to eat foods and drink liquids that don’t stick to or stain your teeth.  That means you might be motivated to drink fewer caffeinated beverages or avoid sugary candy – a step toward a healthier diet.
  • Smoking habits – It’s no secret that smoking stains your teeth – and porcelain crowns or veneers that result from cosmetic dentistry are no exception.  In fact, they probably stain more readily.  Your new smile would be worth “kicking the habit.”
  • Eliminate pain - If teeth aren’t properly aligned, you could be experiencing jaw pain or headaches.  By straightening and aligning teeth through orthodontics, you can eliminate this pain. 
  • Longer life – Research shows that people who smile often live an average of seven to 20 years longer than people who don’t smile.  The simple act of smiling reduces stress because your body releases endorphins (the feel-good hormone).   Smiling also boosts your immune system. 


Call the experts at Laurel Bush Family Dentistry to learn how cosmetic dentistry can make you smile more and change your life.