A beautiful smile means something different to different people. In fact, standards of dental beauty vary around world and have continued to evolve with time.
A few examples:
Indonesia – Many people in Bali practice teeth filing. This is thought to help rid individuals of savage traits. Religious leaders or local dentists provide the service.
Japan – Centuries ago, teeth stained black were the ideal of beauty. Nowadays, thousands of young Japanese women seek to alter their tooth alignment or shape to look like they have crooked child-like smiles. They feel this helps them appear innocent and less-intimidating.
Ancient Maya – The Mayan people implanted precious gems like emeralds and rubies into tooth enamel just because they liked to show off a smile that sparkled.
United States of America – The U.S. has taken the lead in setting a new standard for dental beauty. Classic “Hollywood” looks involving straight white teeth are gaining in popularity all over the world.
Everyone has different views on what makes a pretty smile.
But more important than how teeth look is how healthy they are.
Having teeth that are straight and white has become the latest and most widespread trend, because it represents health and youth. No plaque, no tartar, no cavities, no long yellow teeth – all of that means a smile both looks and feels great.
So if you’re thinking about making some cosmetic enhancements to your smile, first consider how to improve your dental health. Treating decay and gum disease are the first steps you should take in pursuing a more beautiful smile.
A healthy smile is the perfect smile! Visit your local dentist to find out more about balancing beauty with your oral health.
Posted on behalf of:
Dental Care Center At Kennestone
129 Marble Mill Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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