Patient Stories - The Bad Smile Blues
The Bad Smile Blues
Our patients discuss what brought them to SmilesNY for dental care and why they chose to undergo their procedures.
Ellyn: My teeth were somewhat uneven.
Leigh: My teeth had yellowed quite a bit. And in my back molars there was a lot of silver fillings.
Kathryn: My teeth were kind of, I don't know how to describe it, I guess kind of see through. And a little bit chipped because I grind them.
Molly: With the grinding at night I was wearing down my teeth.
Lyndsey: I had ground down my teeth, I had some erosion on the front of the teeth, most likely from braces.
Kim: I had a gray tooth in the front here. And it always was off. And I felt like you could notice it every time I saw a picture of myself or looked at myself in the mirror.
Andrea: As a young person dentists used to show my mouth off as what a mouth should look like. But as you get older what happens is your teeth recess or your gums recess. And it's not that attractive.
Leigh: Plus I had a lot of decay in my teeth.
Michele: My teeth were half the size that they are now and when I used to smile I had a ton of gums. So I had to get gum surgery.
Ellyn: I just wanted my smile to be brighter, I wanted my teeth to be brighter. I wanted to have an even set of teeth.
Kim: I was constantly having them whitened but it wasn't really helping because I didn't think they were white enough.
Michele: You see people with really gummy smiles, it's not attractive. And it doesn't look nice. And I felt embarrassed to smile really big.