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3 Ways In Which Your Teeth Can Affect Your Confidence and Overall Wellness

May 12, 2021

Did you know that half of Britons do not like their teeth and believe that this directly affects their confidence, holding them back in both their professional and personal lives?

In today’s digital age, with social media playing a huge part in our daily lives, the pressure to look a certain way and portray the perfect body image can be overwhelming. So it comes as no surprise that many people struggle with their overall body image and confidence when they see others showcasing themselves with sparkling white teeth and perfectly airbrushed photos.

Are your teeth affecting your confidence?

There are many features that influence how we feel about ourselves, these are most commonly our weight, hair and teeth. Teeth tend to be one of the first things you notice about an individual and these first impressions are usually the most memorable. Transforming your smile can dramatically improve your self-esteem.

So, how can your teeth affect your confidence? There are many habits you may have developed over the years, some of which you might not even be consciously aware of, which stem from your self-consciousness and low self-esteem due to the condition of your teeth and oral hygiene. Some of these habits to look out for are:

Do you cover your mouth whilst speaking?

A recent study showed that 18% of people feel the need to put their hand over their mouth when speaking in professional or social settings. If you are conscious of your teeth then you may find the thought of public speaking daunting, especially when all eyes are on you. Our experienced team is able to help dramatically improve your oral health, so that you can speak with confidence.

Do you avoid smiling in photographs?

If you are lacking confidence due to the appearance and health of your teeth, smiling in a photograph may feel like an impossible task. 27% of the British public subconsciously avoid showing their teeth and 22% steer clear of having their picture taken altogether. These statistics may feel all too familiar, however, they do not need to be. Our dentists are able to completely transform your smile into one to be proud of.

Are you conscious of bad breath?

Have you ever felt like you have been held back in a social situation due to feeling self-conscious about your breath? Perhaps at work you have not felt confident enough to bring up valuable points over fear of your peers noticing or feel like you have refrained yourself from joining in with a social situation. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people suffer from bad breath on a regular basis and this is most commonly caused by gum disease, tooth decay and Halitosis. Bad breath is not something to be embarrassed about and there is no shame in getting it sorted. We understand that bad breath is not always related to your oral hygiene and is in fact a health problem that we can help with.

Transform your smile with Smile Hub

We all take steps daily to make ourselves feel and look good, for some that may be putting on your favourite suit or for others it may be wearing a luxury perfume/aftershave. However, ultimately if your teeth are making you feel insecure then the only way to solve the issue is to enlist the help of fully trained professionals like ourselves.

Whether you are self-conscious about your teeth because of tooth decay, discolouration, a misaligned bite or missing teeth, we’re able to help you achieve your dream smile. As specialists within the industry, we understand how teeth can significantly affect your confidence, mood and overall wellness.

Here at Smile Hub, our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable dentists are passionate about helping you to achieve a smile you are proud of. Using the latest technology and techniques in dentistry such as Invisalign and teeth whitening, we can completely transform the look of your teeth. Our dentists are not only focused on creating the smile you have always wanted, but we also make certain that any underlying issues regarding your oral health are carefully taken care of to ensure your smile lasts for years to come.

Start smiling with confidence

When you choose Smile Hub you can have peace of mind knowing that you are working with professionals who are passionate about providing a seamless service for busy people. We understand that you need to feel and look good and that is why we provide a full range of wellness and dental services all from one central location. We are incredibly proud to be rated excellent on Trustpilot with over 370 5* reviews and strive to ensure that each and every one of our patients are treated with the utmost care and attention. Our virtual smile evaluations are completely free and will help for you to see if Invisalign would improve your smile and confidence. Our complimentary smile assessments are carried out in the comfort of your own home and can easily be booked here.

To book your appointment or to discuss your needs in more detail with one of our experienced team, please get in touch.

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Smile Hub Spitalfields

8a Brushfield Street
E1 6AN

Opening times

Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm


9am - 1pm

(By appointment only for Invisalign and composite bonding)



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Linklaters Wellness Centre
2nd Floor Milton House
One Silk Street

Opening times

Tuesday - Thursday

9am - 5pm

Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


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UBS Dental Suite
First floor, UBS Medical Centre
5 Broadgate

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9am - 5pm

Friday - Sunday