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What Does Your Smile Say About You?

When you meet someone for the first time, what do you notice first? Usually, it’s a person’s smile. Teeth can reveal a lot about a person. Your teeth can indicate social status, hygiene habits, health conditions and even age, gender and personality traits. We will show you a couple marks we notice in teeth.

Shorter Premolars and Molars Suggest Stress, Anxiety or Anger

Located between your corner canine and wisdom teeth, the molar and premolar teeth can represent the level of stress and anxiety in your life, depending on how flat or small they are. Most people who are stressed, anxious, frustrated or tense will grind, gnash or clench their teeth, whizch wears down the enamel and flattens the molar and premolar teeth. This is also known as teeth grinding, or a condition called bruxism. You may be teeth grinding if you notice increased tooth sensitivity, pain that feels like an earache but isn’t, or tired, tight jaw muscles. At Heritage Lake Dental, we carry a therapeutic night guard that can help protect your teeth from the impact of grinding and CBD products to possibly help reduce your stress and anxiety.

Bright, White Smiles Perceived as More Successful, Youthful and Attractive

In a study, Oral-B found that white teeth can make you appear five years younger and increase your attractiveness by 20 percent. Avoiding foods, such as coffee, wine, tea, cola, candy and berries will help prevent yellow, stained teeth. If avoiding these foods seem impossible, our team of dentists and dental hygienists have teeth whitening options and teeth straightening solutions.

We strive to make you feel confident in your smile, whether it’s straightening your smile or brightening it. Contact us today to see how we can help you reduce stress and anxiety and get a bright, white smile!