Did you know that you can tell a lot about a person by their teeth? For instance, the shape of certain teeth might indicate whether you are young or old (central incisors), or whether you are male or female (lateral incisors). Pretty neat, huh?
Remember: Incisors are the front 4 teeth on the top and bottom rows, and the canines are the teeth directly after those – most recognizable by their pointiness.
Along with shape, other characteristics of your teeth might point to what kind of personality you have. Keep in mind that none of these are exactly precise, but it might give you a general interpretation.
Below is a list of certain traits that your dental habits/genetic makeup might indicate of you:
If you are someone who has quite a laissez faire temperament, you might be characterized by having flattened canines with rounded tips. Some habits to watch out for would be mindless munching, ice chewing or drinking needless amounts of soda – both would be good habits to establish limits on in order to preserve your dental health.
2. Easily Anxious
An easily anxious person might be someone with tiny teeth. People like this would perhaps be inclined to bite their nails or grind their teeth. Remember that habits like these have high potential to damage your teeth!
3. Powerful or Aggressive
A person who has a tendency toward aggression might have pointier and more prominent canines that protrude longer than their lateral incisors. This person would have dental habits such as grinding their teeth or brushing too hard. These habits are harmful because they could lead to bigger dental problems that would cost big money to fix.
4. Party Animal
If you’ve ever been labeled as a “party animal,” you could possibly be categorized by habits such as: mouth piercings, smoking and drinking soda. If not handled carefully, infections could occur or your teeth could become stained. An easy way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to simply maintain healthy oral habits (brushing, flossing and using mouthwash daily).
Competitiveness can be characterized by habits such as teeth grinding, jaw clenching or – in sports – playing without a mouth guard and chewing ice. If you tend to be competitive, try to be aware if you have any of these habits and cut back on them.
Some Helpful Dental Tips for Teeth Grinding and Stained Teeth
About teeth grinding. . .
Grinding your teeth can be a result of an anxious, stressed or rushed lifestyle. It can also be a sign of excessive smoking, caffeine intake or alcohol consumption.
About stained teeth. . .
The appearance of white teeth can make you more appealing – younger, attractive, employable, etc. A wide variety of food and drinks can stain the teeth, such as coffee, tea, wine, soda, candy and berries. Ways to prevent staining after eating or drinking these things are:
- Rinse your mouth with water after ingesting the food/drink
- Brush 30-60 minutes after ingesting the food/drink (brushing too soon can wear away tooth enamel)
- Use a straw
Isn’t it interesting that you can tell so much from your tooth profile? The hygiene of your teeth is important because it’s, in a way, a first impression. If you have white, healthy teeth, a person might be more inclined to talk to you. Think about actions you can take to reduce the bad habits you may have and establish better ones that protect your teeth.
Which traits above are indicative of your tooth profile? Let us know in the comment section below!