From a young age, we are taught to put emphasis on our teeth. Although we may never learn why we begin to inherently follow strict dental care routines, what we know is that we base our judgments of strangers on the quality of their teeth. As shallow as it may seem, this is how the world works. However, it might be a shocker for most to learn that our obsession with perfect teeth is a lot deeper than we assume.
So, why are we obsessed with perfect teeth?
1- They convey our physical health
Teeth let more about our physical health than we would like it to. Take for example nutrition. When following a poor diet, our teeth will not have sufficient nutrients to remain intact. As a result, they fall. Teeth that fall in adulthood are usually a sign of disease and weakness. Given this link between gaps and health, we are automatically put off by the look.
2- A sign of fertility
According to a study, gum disease and tooth decay, in both men and women, affects their fertility. In men gum disease and tooth decay lead to poor semen health. Whereas in women, poor dental hygiene can lower the chances of conception
3- They make us more attractive
Subconsciously, our minds have established a link between a perfect set of pearly whites. From a poor diet to poor mental health to poor physical health, the aforementioned factors increase a person’s chances of straying away from a perfect smile. Given the relationship between our health and teeth, our psychology evolved to find those with an immaculat set of peraly whites to be more attractive. Attractive scientifically is a person we find to be a fit partner.
4- A sign of happiness
I do not know about you, but the days when I’m feeling down, dental hygiene is not exactly up there on my list of priorities. Neither is, say, doing the laundry or the dishes. understandable. However, again, we associate good mental health with a perfect set of teeth. I mean, after all, unless we are in a good place mentally, taking extra care of the precious whites can be a daunting process.
How to achieve a perfect smile?
Since dental hygiene has an effect on your fertility and your public image, you might want to know, as well, how to achieve it. That, my friend, is what I will explain to you.
beginning with the simple teeth whitening gel. Teeth whitening is the most sought after cosmetic dentistry procedure. The technique is fairly straightforward. A gel is used to penetrate the porous enamel and target stubborn stains. Most worry that the gel would wear away or cause irreversible damage to the enamel. However, that is not true. The safest way to achieve this is through the in-office whitening session at the dentist.
Although in recent years, there has been a growing trend in whitening kits, they impose far more risks on the enamel than in-office sessions.
A cap like structures that cover brittle damaged teeth. They come in an array of materials, with the most popular being zirconium.
A two-part unit that consists of a root and a crown. Dental implants are most known for replacing lost teeth. The material of the root is standard and is titanium. However, the crowns have a broader array of material from which they can be made.
A perfect set of teeth says a lot about us to strangers. Assumptions can be made about our mental and physical health through merely stretching our lips in an attempt to charm. However, it is not only for vain purposes and impressing others, having a set of healthy teeth can actually increase one’s fertility. In other words, working on maintaining the shine of your precious whites will affect your health and social life positively.
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