What Can Your Teeth Reveal About You?

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A 2011 Invisalign study of over 1,000 Americans over the age of 18 revealed that the second feature people remembered the most after meeting someone new was their teeth. 

It’s amazing what your teeth can reveal about you. Furthermore, when you consider the different types of teeth there are, you’ll understand why so many want to know everything there is about what teeth say about your personality.

There are no second shots at first impressions, and your smile can work as a business card. No one should feel pressured to change their smiles in any way, and we always like to focus on the health benefits from your orthodontic treatment

As people look at your smile, they inevitably wonder if you smile confidently or hide away your smile, tooth coloration, and alignment. Today, we’d like to check out how your smile affects someone’s overall impression of you and how orthodontics factors into the equation. An examination of your teeth can surprisingly tell so much about your personality, age, diet, and health!

Healthy Teeth Can Boost Your Confidence

A set of beautiful pearly whites can indicate great hygiene habits and health conditions. An example would be that people associate wealth, care, and good health, with a dazzling white Hollywood smile. Having a confident smile and white teeth make people look more successful, more employable, and more appealing. 

There was a study done by P&G that found that whiter teeth can lead to greater success in work and love. A good way to prevent staining teeth is to avoid drinks like coffee, wine, tea, and dark sodas. 

If you are going to have these beverages, please remember to do so in moderation. Perhaps, you could be using a straw instead of drinking them from a cup, and remember to rinse your mouth afterward. Good hygiene includes brushing your teeth within an hour taking any foods and drinks to prevent staining. 

What They Say About Your Age and Personality

Your teeth can tell a lot about your identity. For example, let’s look at central incisors. The shape of your incisors will tell if you are younger or older in age. If you have rounded corners and the shape is more rectangular, you are young. If your incisors are square and short, then you are older.

Your lateral incisors also have a link to your biological gender. If your incisors are more rounded at the end and slightly shorter than the central incisors, this is feminine. If your incisors are longer, almost the same length as the central incisors, and are more overall square, then we are talking about masculine teeth. 

Some people even say that your canines indicate your personality. Pointier, more prominent, and longer incisors indicated aggression and power. Flattened or rounded tips that are less prominent indicate a passive personality. 

Similarly, people who are rather anxious or competitive in nature deal with levels of stress that make them clench or grind their teeth. In extreme cases, this may result in fractured molars. Partygoers and extroverts may not necessarily have a specific shape of teeth but will undoubtedly show their smiles with fewer concerns.

Revealing Personal Habits

That’s right. Maybe a single person on the streets can’t say everything, but a trained orthodontist like Dr. Nima could take one look inside your mouth and know a lot about you.

Everyone has some habits they can’t seem to kick. The crazy thing is that your teeth can actually reveal these bad habits! A stressful routine may lead to nighttime or daily teeth grinding. Such a habit leads to teeth that appear to look flat. 

You do not always mean to grind your teeth, but it is a habit that needs urgent correction to prevent further damage to your teeth. If you have uneven teeth tips or small chips or cracks on the teeth, others may understand you are a compulsive nail biter. 

You wouldn’t think that a small habit like this is harmful, but your teeth definitely tell all. Lastly, protruding front teeth, uneven bite, and speech problems can all stem from thumbsucking. 

In our experience, such symptoms are more noticeable in younger children who have to fight against many bad habits, such as nail-biting, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and more. Speaking of the latter two habits, your teeth may also be malaligned as a result of bad habits from a young age. The constant pressure exercised by your tongue may push away your teeth, and excessive thumb sucking can leave you with one or two crooked teeth inward.

Other Oral Health Conditions

Your teeth can tell people about underlying conditions that you may not even realize yourself need special care or medical treatments. For example, a patient can go in to see their dentist because of upper teeth pain even though their teeth are overall healthy and could potentially learn that they have a sinus infection. 

If a patient has swollen gums, loose teeth, and cavities, this could mean that the patient has diabetes. If a patient comes in with weak enamel, mouth sores, and changes in tongue texture, this could mean they have a vitamin deficiency. 

Young children with white spots on their teeth or considerable staining may suffer from other conditions such as enamel hypoplasia or Turner Teeth. In any case, it’s important that you go to a certified Alpharetta orthodontist to verify that everything is okay with your teeth.

Other dental health specialists can help determine the source of your health conditions, but you have to take that first step and go to the dentist’s office when you or other people notice something’s off.

Get Help From an Alpharetta Orthodontist

We hope you found this information fascinating! It is crazy to see that teeth really tell a lot about a person. Keeping up with good oral health and kicking bad habits can really be a game-changer for your teeth. 

Our Alpharetta Invisalign and braces provider will help put you on your path to a great confident smile. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at Newpark Orthodontics.