Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Your smile (or lack thereof) shows whether you are a happy or more subdued person. It can also provide information such as: if you are an extreme-sports athlete (chipped teeth), if you are a wine or coffee drinker (stained teeth), or if you’ve had cosmetic dentistry in the past, such as braces (straight, aligned teeth versus gaped teeth). That’s a lot of information from just one smile, right? Surprisingly, there’s more—you can also tell what kind of a person someone is just by looking at their teeth.
What Your Teeth Say About You
Central Incisors: Your two front teeth, called your central incisors, indicate age. If you see a smile that is rectangular with rounded corners, chances are that smile belongs to someone young. Adult teeth become square with square corners as a person ages.
Lateral Incisors: The teeth directly to the left and right of your central incisors indicate gender. If you’re female, your lateral incisors will be more rounded at the end and slightly shorter than the central incisors. If you’re male, your lateral incisors will be more square, and almost as long, or the same length, as your central incisors.
Eye Teeth: Your canine teeth, also called eye teeth, are located to the left and right of the lateral incisors. These teeth may indicate your personality. If you are an aggressive and powerful person, your canine teeth are pointier, more prominent, and longer than your lateral incisors. If your nature is to be more passive, then your eye teeth tend to be more flattened and less prominent. If you are a complete pushover, then you probably have very tiny canine teeth (quick—go check a mirror!).
Grinding Your Teeth: If you grind or clench your teeth, you are most likely an aggressive personality who is always in a rush. You are probably a big competitor as well. Grinding your teeth might also mean you have deep-rooted anxiety, frustrations, or feelings of anger. Likewise, 70% of all teeth grinders suffer from stress and anxiety. Does this sound like you? Teeth grinding can also be caused by excessive smoking, caffeine intake, and alcohol consumption, as well.
Have you checked your teeth in the mirror yet? How does the research match up? If you’re interested in learning more about what your teeth can say about you, visit Dr. Fondriest and the Lake Forest team. Call (847) 234-0517 to make an appointment today or visit us online at lakeforestdentalarts.com. We care for patients in the Chicago, Illinois area, including the North Shore suburbs of Kildeer, Wilmette, Northbrook, Glenview, Highland Park, and Barrington.