Do you feel your smile is your best asset or somewhat of a liability to your overall appearance? Perhaps that youthful glow has begun to fade and your smile doesn’t sparkle like it once did.
Here’s the thing. Some people place high value on the appearance of their smile. Some people don’t. Cosmetic dentistry might be a high priority for those that care about personal aesthetics, and a total joke to those that don’t.
In offering Toronto cosmetic dentistry for over 25 years, I’ve helped many people enhance their smile. I’ve learned that not everyone wants help with their smile. It’s not even about the money, because many cosmetic services are surprisingly affordable. Some people are really keen and some aren’t interested. Some are so negative towards the idea they just flat out refuse to even consider improving their smile.
There’s no right or wrong. People just have different values. They care about different things. The one who don't really care how their smile looks could be out polishing up their car every day.
Values can change. Once someone is exposed to new ideas, they can wake up to the possibilities. All they needed was someone to help paint a picture of how much better things could be.
The opportunity of cosmetic dentistry isn’t even on their radar for some people. As a cosmetic dentist, I can see the potential for a smile, but the average patient has no idea what’s possible. Once someone has a chance to try on an idea for size, they'll quickly warm up to it in many cases.
Here’s the question… If you had a magic wand, is there anything about your smile you would like to improve upon?
That question is really about where you stand – physically, emotionally and psychologically – on cosmetic dentistry. You might be excited about the possibilities for smile enhancement, or you could be totally repulsed by the thought of it.
People have a complex relationship with beauty. It’s an emotionally-charged aspect of our persona.
So it’s not just how your smile actually looks. How you FEEL about the appearance of your smile and how much you VALUE having a beautiful smile will determine if you’ll run hot, cold or lukewarm in regards to cosmetic dentistry.
It's really about the relationship you have with your smile.
As a Toronto cosmetic dentist, I meet many who could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. I focus on those willing to explore that route. It’s all about your READINESS to explore the possibilities of enhancing your smile. Until you give yourself permission to even consider it, you won’t be ready.
Once you can embrace the concept of a beautiful smile, you’re half way there and soon you may find your dream becomes a reality.
Sometimes it’s the cost factor that holds people back. Fortunately, many cosmetic dentistry options are within easy financial reach for most people. Teeth Whitening, Cosmetic Contouring and Bonding can all be done quickly and affordably.
Many people don’t realize how close they are to having an attractive smile. Some are excited by the possibilities once they see how easy it can be.
About the Author: Dr. Joe Bulger is a Toronto cosmetic dentist and the owner-founder of Royal York Dental. A prestigious office serving West Toronto since 1950.
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