Elmhurst Cosmetic Dentist Explains How Cosmetic Treatment Can Improve a Patient’s Self Esteem and Confidence

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Aug 28, 2012

When you think about it, your smile is one of the most important aspects of your appearance. You greet the world with your smile, and the last thing you want to do is feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about greeting the world everyday. Unfortunately, many patients struggle with self-esteem because they don’t feel good about their teeth. Consider our patient Mandy, who came in to our Elmhurst dental office for a regular cleaning a few years ago…

When Mandy walked in to our office, she was coming in for a regular 6-month dental cleaning. However, our Elmhurst dentists soon noticed that Mandy went to great lengths to hide her smile. When she first greeted our receptionist she subtly covered her mouth as she smiled, and when it came time for us to look at her teeth she became anxious and embarrassed.

We talked to Mandy about this issue at the end of her appointment, and she opened up to us—telling us that disliked her teeth because they looked stained and had some chips and imperfections. Mandy didn’t know that there were viable treatment options to transform her smile, but once we explained her cosmetic options to her, she was thrilled about the idea!

Many chose to professional teeth whitening treatment as well as dental bonding to correct some of the structural flaws in her smile. In just a few appointments, she walked out of our office with a smile she was truly proud to show off. Now we maintain Mandy’s smile with regular dental cleanings, and whitening touch-ups as needed.

Mandy’s only regret about cosmetic dental treatment is that she waited so long to see a dentist about her concerns. If you’re hiding your smile from the world, please know that we really can help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of with cosmetic dental treatments. Give our Elmhurst cosmetic dentists a call to schedule a consultation!