Many of us are unhappy with our smiles and want to get a smile makeover to restore the health and beauty of our smiles. Unfortunately, it’s also true that many of us keep putting off that smile makeover for years.

But if you’re putting off your smile makeover, here are some reasons why you should stop and get your smile makeover now.

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You Aren’t Smiling in Pictures

Look at some recent pictures of yourself in happy situations. Times when you’re with family and friends and you know you were enjoying yourself. Are you smiling in those pictures?

If you’re hiding your smile even in times when you’re with people close to you and you’re happy, then it’s time for a smile makeover.

Smiling in pictures is about more than just looking good, it’s about enjoying yourself and helping others to enjoy themselves. If you’re constantly frowning in pictures, your friends and family can easily mistake that for being unhappy with them and their company. It can lead to tensions, and can make them unhappy, too.

Your smile makeover will help you feel free to enjoy yourself and can help other people enjoy themselves, too!

You Aren’t Smiling at Yourself

When it’s all said and done, your smile makeover has to be for you, which means it’s important to look closely at how your smile is affecting your self-image and even your judgment.

Can you still be happy when you smile at yourself in the mirror first thing in the morning or last thing at night? Or is this painful? If you can’t be happy with yourself by yourself, something needs to change. And maybe that’s a smile makeover.

Eating Hurts

With your teeth, health and beauty go hand in hand. That’s why all good dentistry is also cosmetic dentistry. It’s also why appearance problems can be related to eating problems.

Pain when eating might be related to untreated cavities or cracked teeth. Or it could be related to gum disease that makes your gums sensitive to pressure or temperature. Receding gums can expose your tooth roots, making them sensitive. This problem won’t resolve on its own. If you don’t get it treated, it’s likely to get worse.

Bad Breath or Bad Taste in Your Mouth

Oral health problems can also change the way your foods taste–and the smell of your breath.

Some oral bacteria don’t breathe air–they use sulfur in the way that we use oxygen. And when they do, they produce smelly sulfur waste. It can smell or taste like rotten eggs.

When you have these bacteria growing in your mouth, you will have persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth. When you notice this persisting, it’s a sign that it’s time to get your teeth looked at and fixed. A smile makeover can address this as well as the appearance and function of your teeth.

One Tooth Is Especially Discolored

Sure, discolored teeth might just be a residue from your morning coffee habit. But it could also be a sign that your teeth are suffering serious problems. If you notice that one tooth has turned darker than the others, it’s often a sign that something serious is going on.

A tooth may darken because it’s been traumatized–it could be something like a bruise or maybe a sign that the tooth has died inside. Or it may darken because it’s infected. In either case, root canal therapy is recommended to protect you against dangerous infection.

Teeth Are Loose

Your teeth should always have a small amount of movement, but if they start getting noticeably loose, it’s time to get treatment. Once teeth have started to loosen, the next step could easily be tooth loss.

Loose teeth are caused by the destruction of bone around the tooth by oral bacteria in advanced gum disease. If we act quickly, we may be able to save all your teeth, but if you put off your treatment, you may end up losing them.

Talk to a Dentist Today

Have you been postponing your smile makeover? Well, if you’re experiencing any of the above signs, it’s time to stop putting it off and talk to a cosmetic dentist today.

Please call (910) 392-6060 today for an appointment with Wilmington, NC cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kuzma at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry.