I Don’t Like My Teeth. What Can I Do?


You would not believe how many people are still living with teeth they aren’t happy with. There is really truly no need for this. If you’re one of our lovely patients who’s unhappy with their smile, then we really want to do all we can to help you. We at LLB Dental Clinic, your dentist in Strood, truly believe that you have the right to a smile you not only love but are also proud of. We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of options to help combat your dental concerns. So whether you’re worried about wonky teeth, feeling down about discolouration or blue about bad breath, we’re here to serve you.

Getting To The Bottom

When we look into how we feel about our teeth, it is really important that we don’t neglect the ‘why’. Why you feel bad about your teeth is really important if you’re going to make a change that’s of value and will actually help you feel better about your teeth.

What Does Any Of That Mean?

Well, we humans have a habit of covering over issues by creating new issues. If we do not feel good about something, rather than tapping into what that thing is, we divert it to another thing. An example of this could be you’re feeling down about a breakup and so decide to cut your hair. Sound familiar? Well, the same can be said for dental issues. Have you ever found yourself fixating on a tooth when it’s never bothered you before? Yes? Well, maybe it is time to take a step back and look at the bigger picture before jumping into a cosmetic procedure.

But Equally

We’re your dentist in Strood, and obviously, we want you to achieve the smile of your dreams and feel you have the right to that. Before you come and see us about anything related to cosmetic dentistry, we ask that you take care of yourself and make sure you’re doing this for the right reasons.

What Are The Right Reasons?

This is really hard for our dentist in Strood to answer, and it does just come down to the individual, but if you have been having issues with dental overlap since childhood, that’s a good reason. Or if you’ve been thinking about whitening for over six months, we think it is fair to say you’ve taken the time and made a wise call in waiting. It’s about taking time and knowing what’s right for you. Speaking to friends and family members can also be an excellent way of helping you decide whether cosmetic dentistry is for you.

But What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Oops, sorry, we didn’t clear that up. Cosmetic dentistry is anything related to the look of your teeth and gums. It’s usually a privately funded treatment and isn’t really done in order to gain better function; it’s purely image based. Although in some cases, there can be both functional and physical benefits, for example, correcting over or underbites.