Whether your two front teeth are straight, crooked, chipped, or rounded, they give you character and greatly contribute to the overall appearance of your smile.
Using the facial features to discern personality types grew in popularity after the advent of “morphopsychology” in the 1930s; French psychologist Louis Corman claimed that “vital forces” within the human body produced different facial shapes and forms.
While the theory has courted controversy over the years, many people still maintain that our physical features hold secrets to our inner selves.
Teeth are one of the first features made visible whenever you converse with someone. Knowledge of what the shape of the two front teeth says about a person’s inner character could greatly improve your chances of seeing beyond a person’s outward presentation.
It could also help you to understand a little more about yourself.
There are four categories of tooth shape in this presentation. Take a look in the mirror and discern the shape of your own front teeth; are they square, oval, rectangular, or triangular?
Square Front Teeth
Positive traits: Square front teeth indicate a calm, orderly personality. If your two front teeth are square shaped, it is likely that you have excellent organizational skills and keep your emotions well under control.
You are rational and take your time assessing situations or making decisions rather than rushing to impulsive conclusions. Others will often look to you for your objectivity. It is likely that square-toothed individuals are very ambitious and have a strong, business-minded approach to their vocational lives.
Flaws: You make decisions with your head, but be careful not to forget your heart. Others may sometimes think you are lacking on the emotional front, but the people who know you best know that you also feel deeply. Consider letting more people in.
Oval Front Teeth
Positive traits: If you have oval front teeth, you are probably a dreamy, creative type. Oval-toothed people are very visually oriented and may even have an occupation in the arts.
You are happiest while working with your hands or creative something artistic, often in collaboration with other people. A project with a philanthropic aim makes you happiest.
Flaws: If you have oval front teeth, it is likely that you are quite shy and have a tendency to fade into the background in social situations. Perhaps you are even slightly melancholic. It could be a good idea to honor your need for ample alone time, but share your social reservations with your nearest and dearest. They will provide your best support.
Rectangular Front Teeth
Positive traits: People with rectangular front teeth have decisive, powerful, and energetic personalities. You have innate leadership skills and will fight for a cause you believe in until the bitter end. You are sociable, dynamic, and know exactly who you are; it is likely that you are surrounded by loving friends.
Flaws: As a dynamic person, you have the propensity to fly off the handle if something irritates you. Remember to take time to consider others before acting on your first instinct.
Triangular Front Teeth
Positive traits: Triangular front teeth indicate a free spirit; the phrase “carpe diem” (seize the day) was made for you. As an eternal optimist, you are likely to always see opportunities rather than limitations in the circumstances around you.
You are very people-oriented and love to embrace new adventures. Others likely admire you for your capacity to say “yes” to new ideas and face the unknown with unbridled curiosity.
Flaws: In your best light, you are “bohemian.” In your worst, you could be construed as flighty and unreliable. Try to embrace your carefree spirit with a sense of responsibility.
What Is Your “Dental Identity?”
According to California’s Carrington College, the health and physiology of our teeth can also reveal our “dental identity.” Your habits, say the dental experts, literally leave their mark on your teeth.
Teeth grinding: Teeth grinding can be a symptom of stress or anxiety and even a competitive personality. Smoking, caffeine consumption, and alcohol consumption can promote teeth grinding, so a person who exhibits this behavior may be indicating an underlying dependency.
Chronic teeth grinding can even lead to headaches, jaw pain, hearing loss, and the loosening or loss of teeth.
Tooth color: In today’s society, white teeth are associated with cleanliness and attractiveness. According to Carrington College researchers, white teeth also make us appear more successful and more employable to our peers.
In order to prevent stained teeth, it is advisable to delimit the consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, candy, and berries. Additionally, use a straw for colored beverages and brush your teeth after 30 minutes of drinking them.
The “Hollywood smile”: A straight set of gleaming pearly whites is often associated with health and wealth. Many people are aware of the high cost of elective dental procedures in the United States, and so a perfect smile, most people deduce, has come at a hefty price.
Veneers can cost anything up to $30,000 per set. But according to the American Dental Association, the very best remedy for a healthy mouthful of teeth is to avoid sugary foods, floss daily, and brush twice a day for at least two minutes per session.
Did you learn anything new about your winning smile today?