February 22, 2017

Restoring Confidence: Self-Esteem and Beauty through Cosmetic Dentistry

We live in a society where first impressions mean everything. Upon first meeting someone, we immediately communicate a certain level of confidence, self-esteem and beauty. While these traits largely originate from inside us – based on the worth and value we associate with ourselves – there are also other factors that influence what we outwardly display to others. Unfortunately, many people have physical attributes that causes them to feel negatively about themselves, and these negative self-perceptions cause people to communicate a low level of confidence, self-esteem and perceived beauty to others.

One of the first features we often observe about other people is their smile; we might notice the straight alignment or dazzling white color of their teeth. People with seemingly perfect teeth often display them proudly – always offering a confident smiles to everyone they meet.  However, many individuals have imperfections in their teeth that cause them to hide their smiles, and this hesitancy to show their teeth often makes them appear less confident or feel less attractive. In job interviews, they might come across as uninterested or lacking self-assurance; in relationships, they might seem unmotivated or hesitant. With a confident smile, people are more likely to communicate positive messages to potential employers, friends and dating partners.

With cosmetic dentistry, many people are able to restore their imperfect teeth and finally have the bold, confident smile they’ve always wanted. What’s more, many of these cosmetic dental procedures are relatively pain free and can be completed in one office visit. For example, discolored teeth can be corrected through teeth whitening, and missing teeth can be replaced with well-structured dental implants. Bonding and veneers enable people to restructure their teeth with natural, tooth-colored material that complement their existing teeth.

After having these cosmetic procedures, people often feel more confident, and their inner beauty shines through to others. With a smile makeover complete, their personalities come to life, and people around them experience a bolder, more radiant individual. Now, when people meet you for the first time, they no longer see the imperfections in your teeth; instead, they see a person who is well-poised, self-assured and ready to take on whatever life brings his/her way.

Through cosmetic dentistry, people not only rejuvenate their smiles, but they restore confidence, self-esteem and beauty. If you are one of the thousands of people who are hiding their smiles because of imperfect teeth, contact a dentist today to find out how cosmetic dentistry can help give you the smile you’ve always wanted.


As a leading cosmetic dentist in Gainesville, Georgia, Patrick Toms DMD proudly offers a variety of cosmetic procedures including veneers, bonding, crowns, tooth whitening and non-surgical gum treatments that restore the beauty and functionality of their smiles. With years of experience and expertise, Patrick Toms DMD is the Northeast Georgia dentist patients have come to know and trust for all their oral health needs.

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