What type of smile do you have?

 
Walk up to a mirror mounted on a wall. Do not use a hand held mirror because you see your smile in a hand held mirror at a different angle than that which others see you.  Now smile at yourself. Now look again at the mirror and think of a funny moment in your life. Is your smile different this time? Usually it is. This is called your 'funny smile' because it is the one which you show when you hear or see something funny. It is a much larger smile than when you pose, especially when you are not happy with your teeth. But if your teeth are improved, your big 'funny smile' returns, and your smile will look great! O.K., now let's figure out what's holding your smile back from looking the best it can be....what is it that bothers you about your teeth?  Below are the 30 most common reasons why people do not like their own smile.

 
1. Are there spaces between your teeth?
   
2. Are your teeth dull, dark, or stained?
   
3. Are they crooked, misshapen, or out of line?
   
4. Do you show too much gum tissue?
   
5. Are your gums irregularly shaped, higher on some teeth, lower on others?
   
6. Are your teeth too small?
   
7. Are the edges of your teeth too long?
   
8. Do your teeth slant inward?
   
9. Is the midline of your two front teeth centered with your face and nose?
   
10. Are the edges of your canines too pointy?
   
11. Are the biting edges worn down?
   
12. Are any of your teeth missing?
   
13. Have your gums receded?
   
14. Are any ugly dental fillings showing?
   
15. Do any old or recently crowned teeth not match your natural teeth?
   
16. Have any of your teeth turned dark from root canal treatment?
   
17. Are any of your teeth damaged by stomach acid erosion?
   
18. Do your front teeth flare outward?
   
19. Do you have advanced dental decay?
   
20. Do you have old bonding restorations that need replacement?
   
21. Do you have over retained baby teeth?
   
22. Do you have white spots (hypocalcifications) on your teeth?
   
23. Do your front teeth overlap each other?
   
24. Do you have an underbite?
   
25. Do your teeth show signs of tooth brush abrasion?
   
26. Are any edges of your teeth chipped or worn?
   
27. Do you have mottled enamel?
   
28. Are any of your teeth congenitally missing?
   
29. Are the incisal edges of your front teeth very thin?
   
30. Would you like to replace old dark amalgam fillings with natural tooth   colored restorations?
   
 
If you answered YES to ANY of the above questions, you can be helped by cosmetic dentistry procedures.  Now you have to learn what cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to you.
 

 

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