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“I have a love/hate relationship with my body”. If you happen to have read or watched any tabloid news lately, you probably heard this statement attributed to Demi Moore. Ms. Moore is in the news for recently being hospitalized for “exhaustion” following a high profile divorce. Those of us who have seen photos almost continuously over the last few years of the 40-something starlet, find ourselves responding “really?” One of the clearly most beautiful Hollywood stars, it is a statement difficult for us to wrap our heads around.

So I began to ponder this thought. And really, I suppose most of us CAN relate. There are the days when we roll out of bed and somehow over the night, the “zit fairy” payed a visit, our hair is frizzy from the day before when we were caught in the rain, and the scales tell us that we ate too much over the last few days. Maybe it would be best to just crawl back in bed and hide under the covers. On the other hand-there are days when things seem to miraculously fall in place, good hair days, the perfect outfit, skin glowing from a weekend in the sun and the person looking back at us in the mirror is more than okay.

So what is this thing called “self image” and how realistic is it after all? Most of us know what things we like about our appearance/body and likewise those things that we don’t. Important in this process is determining what things we can change and what things we must accept and even embrace i.e. our height.

One of the most important features of our appearance is our teeth. Thankfully, technological advances in the last years have made it possible to make major changes in the appearance of our teeth in a short period of time with little to no discomfort. Lives are transformed because real or perceived flaws are erased and replaced with movie star smiles.

What a wonderful business to be in-one that not only helps folks to maintain good overall health but also makes them want to smile!