Positive psychological effects of teeth whitening

Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening

Having whiter teeth significantly influences the way others perceive you

Your teeth and smile play a key role in social interaction as they reveal personal characteristics such as health, genetics and self-preservation.

Natural attraction

Studies have shown that human social perceptions and their ratings of attractiveness are influenced by the colour of your teeth. People showing high quality oral characteristics gain considerable advantage when attracting prospective mates and social interactions. Healthy teeth are ornamental displays of freedom from developmental adversity and disease that increase the chances of a mates’ offspring surviving. Conversely, poor oral hygiene and discoloured teeth are associated with poor nutrition, cognitive disorders, cardiovascular disorders and an increased risk of death.

Whiter teeth a picture of health, youth and vitality

Tooth colour provides a rich source of information that reveals your genetic quality and state of health. Your dentine quality and the structural thickness of your enamel naturally affects the colour of your teeth. Over time metabolic, genetic and lifestyle factors lead to structural changes such as thinning of the enamel and dentine causing teeth to yellow and darken as we age.

Get back your youthful smile

Minor to major cosmetic dentistry procedures can also dramatically improve your facial aesthetics.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is the simplest way to improve the appearance of your smile. You can choose from either in practice laser treatments or take home custom-made bleaching trays. Professional teeth cleaning prior to teeth whitening is strongly advised, it will  remove any superficial discolouration and ensure even whitening. Thereafter we can check that your teeth are suitable for whitening.

Teeth Restorations

Your smile can be modified or restored by replacing damaged, worn or missing teeth. You can choose from a range of cosmetic dentistry options that include crowns, bridges, veneers, enamel contouring and more advanced implant dentistry.

Benefits of a confident smile

The opening act of most partnerships is a mutual display of teeth. Not only is smiling the first sign of sexual attraction, those receiving smiles in general get positive signs of affiliation and cooperation right from the start. A meta-study found that attractive people are perceived as happier, extraverted, more sociable, sexually assertive and therefore more popular. Having a healthy smile similarly can therefore impact the success of love, social and business relationships. For this reason the psychological and social advantages of having a healthy dental appearance is regarded as an important feature in some high profile professions.

You can improve your smile

These findings clearly show how the attractiveness of your face is impacted by the colour and health of your teeth. Whether you want the confidence to smile or attract a new partner, cosmetic dentistry can provide minor to major procedures that can deliver life changing results.