Are you feeling less than confident about your teeth? Do you hesitate to smile, or not smile at all because you are self-conscious about your teeth? You’re not alone. Tooth issues can happen to anyone, and the effect they can have on your mental and physical health can be enormous.

So, is it worth it to fix your teeth? If you’re looking for the short answer, it’s a resounding “yes!” It’s completely worth it to fix your teeth.

Call Palencia Dental right now if you’re convinced. But something tells us you’re looking for some more detailed information, so let’s talk about this in more detail below.

What does it mean to have bad teeth?

The term “bad teeth” means something different to everyone. It could be chipped teeth or cracked teeth or crooked teeth, or missing teeth—but the part that is the same to everyone is their opinion of their own teeth. It’s personal, and what you think are bad teeth may not be the same as the next person. In fact, it’s almost certainly not the same. Where you might see a facial asymmetry or uneven face (yes, we can help with that), someone else might not notice it. You know yourself best, so you need to check in with yourself on your own opinion of your teeth. Now, where things get less subjective is with pain. If you have pain from any sort of tooth issue, you should call Palencia immediately because things can and will get worse with time.

The mental health aspect to fixing your teeth

Mental health is a growing concern for most people, and with good reason. It’s never been as chaotic and stressful of a world, and when you throw in social media, things get even less stable. Bad teeth are a matter of opinion, but it’s fair to say that if you’re hiding your smile, you feel you have bad teeth and it’s affecting your mental health. Smiling is one of the best things we can do for our mental health, and choosing not to smile for any reason is going to negatively affect you in the long run. You should never, ever feel like you need to hide your smile. You deserve to smile with confidence.

The physical health aspect to fixing your teeth

As mentioned, physical health problems arise from having bad teeth, and they only get worse with time. A tooth ache can actually be a much more serious issue, and a cracked or loose tooth can pose a much more serious problem if you wait to take care of it. Your mouth is the gateway to your health, so the rest of your body can’t be healthy if you don’t have a healthy mouth.+

So after all this, do our patients think fixing their teeth was worth it?


Even patients with healthy teeth who had cosmetic dentistry issues like darkening, stains and alignment issues have gotten enormous benefit from fixing their teeth. It all comes down to the way people look at them now. When you have good teeth, people can focus on the conversation for what it is, rather than focusing on your teeth. They can finally see you as a person, not just your mouth issues. Fixing your teeth is incredibly important for your mental health and your confidence.

Summing Up

When you’re ready to start living the life you deserve again, contact Palencia Dental at (904) 474-5444 in St. Augustine, FL and get help from Dr. Stephanie Kinsey. Dr. Kinsey has helped hundreds of patients with their teeth issues and she can help you smile with confidence.