When it comes to dental work, we often think of necessary evils. These can include root canals, getting fillings for cavities, and even simple teeth cleaning sessions. However, there’s a whole other side of dentistry that many of us never have need to worry about that, and that’s cosmetic dental work. Cosmetic dental work is exactly what it sounds like. It’s dental work that is not necessary but simply preferred for one reason or another. IF this sounds vain to you, let me ask you this: is it vain to want to feel comfortable in your own body? Because that tends to be all cosmetic dental patients want. With the epidemic of “Mountain Dew mouth” in the southern U. S., there are more people than ever who might have reasons to want an elective dental procedure. Here are just a few reasons you may want to receive elective dental work.
First and foremost, let’s consider again the angle of simply wanting to feel adequately attractive. Teeth are an underrated part of a person’s appearance because most of us have teeth that are simply fine. However, if there is something wrong with your teeth, it sticks out like a sore thumb in many cases, and that can put a damper on your mood that in turn affects your life for the worse over time. If you want to look to good in your new shirt from Charles Tyrwhitt, you may feel the need to go the extra mile and pay the extra money to restore your smile to its former brilliance.
Another reason is simply to be more successful on a professional level. Especially when it comes to celebrities, one’s appearance is of great importance when dealing with professional situations. Take, for example, actors. Actors are so called because of their job entailing acting, but they are also typically of above average physical appearance, as well, and sometimes plastic surgery enters the picture to keep that status quo. Likewise, elective dental work may be a means to restoring an actor to their former glory. Or, as is the case with Scrubs alumni Donald Faison, it may simply be a way to rid oneself of an unwanted idiosyncrasy.