COVID-19 has seen a change in the way we live our lives, and more specifically, the way we communicate. With the closure of hotspots such as pubs, movie theatres and dine-in restaurants, Australians have been spending even more time online connecting with their friends, family and work.
While traditional social media sites have grown, it seems that we want to connect more than just through phone calls and messaging – we want to see each other. The result is a significant boost to video chatting apps such as ‘Zoom’ and ‘Houseparty’, as well as dating apps like ‘Bumble’ which has a ‘video-date’ function.
But are your teeth video-ready?
You Can’t Hide On Video…
In a room full of people, those who are self-conscious about their smiles will usually find a way to avoid their teeth being seen, but video captures everything…it literally ‘zooms’ right in. There’s no hiding those puffy red gums, plaque build-up, or those broken, yellow or missing teeth that you’re so self-conscious about.
You may even find that your dentures aren’t quite fitting right, and every online meeting is coupled with the fear and anxiety that they could ‘pop’ out at any moment. Poor-fitting dentures, usually, are the result of bone shrinkage, which can lead to loose dentures, sore gums, fungal infections, as well as annoyingly ‘essential’ trips down to Coles for some more ‘Polident’.
So, when having drinks with friends and meetings with colleagues online, and you find yourself using an icon or photo instead of the video option, it may be time to consider investing in some professional dental care.
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
Why not take the opportunity to improve your dental health and your confidence? At Lidums, we offer a range of dental treatments using an approach that aims to fully understanding the problem before providing options and treatment. We can ensure excellent outcomes by implementing our specialist knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dental care. You’ll be “Zooming’ with confidence in no time!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken precautions to keep our team and patients safe and to reduce the spread of the virus.
We are also delighted to provide our patients with the option of a Personal Online Consultation. The aim is for you to be able to tell us about your dental concerns from the comfort of your own home and we can show you how we have helped others in similar situations (insert a link to contact page).
We understand that given the current time, cash flow may be a little tighter than normal. Which is why we have a choice of financial options and plans to help assist our patients in receiving the treatments they want for both short-term and long-term dental objectives.
If you’re considering improving your smile and restoring your confidence, be sure to contact the Lidums Dental team today.
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