Phoenix is a wonderful city rich in history and heritage. The Valley of the Sun is also home to some of the most successful people in this country, including actors, artists, athletes, business magnates, literary giants, musicians, and politicians. You might see resident celebrities like Danny Bonaduce, Lynda Carter, Jennie Garth, Josh McDermitt, David Spade, or Steven Spielberg on the sun-drenched streets. Do the well-heeled of Phoenix share a secret to success? Maybe, and it could be cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center explains.
A formula for success
Success is defined as accomplishment of purpose, or attainment of popularity or wealth. Many factors influence success on a personal or professional level, but one aspect is vital – confidence. Great things are seldom accomplished by the individual who does not like what he or she sees in the mirror.
It goes something like this:
- Empowerment (taking control) improves self-image.
- Positive self-image improves confidence.
- Confidence leads to success.
Discovering a healthy self-image
Success starts with taking inventory. Inventory is making an honest assessment of your current situation; a written list of your best attributes and those you find troubling. This inventory should include emotional and physical characteristics.
Next, step back from feelings of helplessness. Beside each item on your negative list, jot down at least one thing that could be done to improve it, even if the idea initially sounds unrealistic.
Take control! Prioritize the list by:
- Important and reasonably easy to accomplish.
- Not as important, but easy.
- Important but tougher to accomplish.
- Not so important and not easy.
Now you have a plan, and it may very well include changes to your appearance.
The role of cosmetic dentistry in positive self-image
Research has repeatedly illustrated the value of an attractive smile in business and social situations. It is usually the first feature others notice about you, and the one they are most likely to remember. Your smile also plays a vital role in how you see yourself – your self-image and confidence. A healthy smile is beautiful, but sometimes nature needs a little help. A customized program of teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings and bondings, porcelain veneers, crowns, dental implants, and gum contouring can bring a good smile to great, and turn a great one into unforgettable.