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Improving Self Esteem

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Do Looks Affect the Way People Treat You?

Positive self esteem—how we feel about ourselves—is important to a healthy personality, the development of a positive attitude about life, and to achievement in the direction we choose. It is well documented that people with a positive “feeling” about themselves do better in school, in business, and have closer, more meaningful relationships.

One measure of self esteem is how you feel about your physical appearance; or, more important, how you feel you look to others. The complexion, teeth, and nose, in that order, are ranked as the most “important” facial features.

Beauty is often more than skin deep, but the psychological damage to a person who feels unattractive can be devastating. Good-looking persons are often given the benefit of the doubt; they’re thought to be more intelligent, more likable, higher achievers, more honest, and braver.

So, it’s easy to see how your teeth and smile can be an important part of your total physical and mental well-being. Is it worth the regular checkups and cleanings? Is restoring broken, ugly front teeth with beautiful crowns worth it? Is straightening crooked teeth worth it? We think you’ll agree, you and your family are definitely worth it!

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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