Overly Selfie Conscious

As a consequence of looking at images that they have taken of themselves with cell phones, some people are scheduling appointments with their dentists for cosmetic work. This self-perceived problem stems from the fact that “selfies” are taken at close distance, which produces a distorted image of their teeth. As a result, the front top teeth appear to be overly large, making them look “horsey.” This problem of “dental dysmorphia” is often compounded when the light of an unflattering flash emphasizes the prominence of the front teeth. The good news is that dentists are quick to point out that it is proper and natural for the front top teeth to be a little more dominant than teeth on either side.

If you have any questions or concerns about the appearance of your front teeth, call West Brookfield Dental at 508.867.2777. We can provide you with implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, as well as general dental treatment for the entire family. We want you to look and feel your best. For a happy, healthy, and good-looking smile, we urge you to have a check-up soon. We’re located at 9 West Main St., West Brookfield.

P.S. In cases where teeth are overly large, tipped, or have uneven edges, the dentist can “contour” their shapes by selectively removing enamel.


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