By Lydie Livolsi
If you are missing some teeth, you know that tooth loss can have a profound impact. Not only can your future oral health be at risk, but tooth loss can also infer a hefty social cost. Studies routinely demonstrate the close correlation between tooth loss, particularly in the front, and loss of social opportunities, ranging from career opportunities to personal relationships. In short, you pay a high price for not replacing your missing teeth.
Common Misconceptions about Missing Teeth
Many people live in a hazy world of denial that allows them to ignore the ragged look of their smile. It often means that they do not understand the urgency of the problem. That's not to say that their reasons are invalid, of course. Fear of "going under the drill," lack of adequate dental insurance, or not having the financial means to pay for the procedure out of pocket are many understandable concerns that people have when they delay care for their missing teeth. Saving on dental expenses, however, creates what economists refer to as "opportunity cost." In such case, the price you pay for not fixing your teeth is paid in the currency of lost social opportunities.
Social Costs of Tooth Loss
For better or worse, as a society, we assign certain assumptions to people we see who are visibly missing one or more teeth. Typically, those stereotypes include the belief that perhaps drug abuse played a role in the loss, or maybe there is a belief that the person simply doesn't care enough about their own bodies to take care of the most basic of hygienic habits.
These biases do not go unnoticed and can have a seriously damaging effect on one's self-esteem. This, in turn, can lead to a general malaise or unhappiness that spirals into depression and loss of self-confidence. Tangible costs may include loss of job opportunities, failure to obtain promotions, or missing lucrative business contacts owing to the stigma of missing teeth.
On a personal level, your failure to present a confident front can affect your ability to attract that special person that you want in your life.
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Lydie Livolsi, Founder & CEO of Dental Wig & Dental Wear, has over 25 years of experience in the dental industry, including Dental Practice Management. She is a Missing Teeth Expert.