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What Do Your Teeth Say About You

January 6, 2014

We wear our personalities with our smiles, the same way our teeth say a lot about us. Our teeth are the only things that carry the way we smile and one usually equates a sparkly, clean, white set of teeth with a happy person.

Your Teeth Reflect Your Age and Gender

Central incisors indicate one’s age while lateral incisors indicate one’s gender. Young people have rectangular-shaped incisors with rounded corners and as they become older, their incisors become square with squared corners, becoming short as well.  

Women have more rounded lateral incisors that are slightly shorter that their central ones, often having a “gull wing” silhouette. Men have longer lateral incisors often as long as their central incisors.

Your Teeth Reflect Your Personality

Studies show that teeth grinders often exhibit an overly-aggressive personality with a competitive nature.

Teeth grinding also show deep-rooted frustration, anxiety or anger. 70% of teeth grinders suffer from anxiety or stress one way or another.

Your Teeth Reflect What You Eat

What you eat can stain your teeth. Coffee, wine, soda, candy and berries can stain your teeth but there are ways to manage this:

Your Teeth Reflect Your Status

Dental procedures can be costly, a root canal setting you back $1,000 per tooth. This is why big, white, sparkly teeth are often called Hollywood smiles and is often associated with wealth.

People also have the impression that white teeth can make one look younger, more attractive and even more employable.

While dental care can be costly if treatment procedures are done, no one can argue the worth of a perfect smile. This is why prevention is better than cure always. The more care you take of your teeth now, the less you will have to shell out for a stunning smile in the future.

**Information on this post is based on this infographic. You can view more infographics here.

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