Updated 08 April 2016

The benefits of quality dentistry

If you feel good about yourself and the way you look, you can laugh and smile with confidence. Another benefit of smiling at other people is that smiles are contagious.

A beautiful smile

A smile doesn’t just indicate healthy teeth and gums; your dental health also plays a significant role in how confident you feel. Think about it, if you are self-conscious about your smile, you’re not going to feel very good about interacting with others.

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Psychologist Ann Demarais says: “When you smile, others are more likely to smile back and are more drawn to you, thereby increasing your confidence and happiness even more. Most people are not aware of how important a smile is in how perceive them or in how they feel about themselves.”   

Eat comfortably

Have you ever had to say no to any kind of food because of problems with your teeth? Do you constantly need to remove food lodged between your teeth with a toothpick or dental floss? Do your teeth hurt when you eat? Do you cover your mouth with your hand to hide a dental problem? This is not pleasant and you shouldn’t have to put up with it.   

Read: What is the best way to brush your teeth?

Do you want to feel better about yourself and be more confident?

It’s not necessary to feel embarrassed about smiling. You can be more joyful and outgoing by making a positive change. 


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Ask the Expert

Oral health expert

Dr Imraan Hoosen qualified from the Medical University of South Africa in 1997. Together with his partner, Dr Hoosen now runs a group of dental practices around Johannesburg (Lesedi Private Hospital, Highlands North Medical Centre , Brenthurst Clinic, Parklane Clinic, Simmonds Street Medical and Dental Centre, Soni Medical Centre- Newclare). Dr Hoosen can be contacted on 011 933 4096.

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