They say the eyes are the windows to the soul – but one dental expert says your mouth may be a better guide to the kind of personality you exude.
Cosmetic dentist Dr Sahil Patel says the way our teeth are formed can indicate whether we are organized, chaotic, friendly or even aggressive.
The expert and founder of Marylebone Smile Clinic in London revealed that we may not be aware of the message our teeth convey.
While oval teeth signal a carefree and outgoing energy, he explained that square teeth convey a “masculine and older” vibe.
Elsewhere, quirks, such as white spots or uneven edges, can encourage friendliness and creativity.
Dr. Sahil Patel, founder of the Marylebone Smile Clinic in London, revealed we may not be aware of the message our teeth convey
‘Squoval’ teeth do not indicate overwhelming qualities and can also suggest sophistication and calmness
Dr. Patel says this combination can be likened to a classic nail design — with rounded corners but an overall “element of squareness.”
It does not send an intense message and therefore gives off a subtle and calm energy.
“It suits most personalities and is considered a safe form for teeth because it does not attribute strong personality effects,” he explained.
The dental expert added that taking into account most people’s facial profiles, “on average, we exhibit sharp angles in the angle of our lower jaw, upper cheekbones and forehead.”
“These angles are softened by the nature, shape and fat content in the skin overlying the bone structure,” he added.
Squoval teeth may also indicate traits like “sophistication, calmness and affability,” he said.
Dr. Patel says oval teeth give off a feminine and more youthful energy and attribute a carefree nature
Oval teeth are, perhaps unsurprisingly, “rounded in all dimensions.”
It’s “classic is a more feminine and youthful shape for teeth,” says Dr. Patel.
Because of their association with femininity, they exude charm and send a softer energy, he added, “that might suit you depending on your facial features.”
He said, “Aesthetically, rounded facial features would suit rounded or egg-shaped teeth, as depicted in the example.
“Oval teeth reflect a carefree, positive and outgoing personality.”
Personality traits of this form can be seriousness, maturity and efficiency, the dentist said
The dentist advises that square teeth, as opposed to oval teeth, have a “masculine and older” aesthetic.
Due to this, they will give the appearance of a brutal and blunt personality.
“Over time, almost everyone will wear down their teeth to a more square-looking appearance,” added Dr. Patel to it.
Square teeth are not necessarily a bad thing for everyone, but they are associated with older age due to the effects of tooth wear.
“Age-appropriate teeth are becoming a bit more popular lately as people want a natural aesthetic.”
Personality traits of this form, he said, can include seriousness, maturity and efficiency.
The dentist said that people with triangular teeth channel creativity, movement and even “quirkiness.”
What does tooth shape mean to you?
‘A good starting point is to look in the mirror to see what kind of face shape and corresponding tooth shape you currently have. This is what nature has given you, and nature is usually not far from the best possible combination of dental features.
That being said, if you have something you’d like to change or improve, consider where you might fit the personality traits, and remember that cosmetic dentists can mix tooth shapes. For example, a squoval tooth shape can be made more on the egg-shaped side or more square, while retaining some of the squoval characteristics.
“Discuss it with a cosmetic dentist you trust so you can be sure you’re designing your smile with the right personality traits in mind.”
Dr Sahil Patel
Dr. Patel said triangular teeth were teeth that “seem to stick out a lot.”
And their unique shape indicates whimsical charm and unique character.
He says these are usually “normal development and can look great depending on your personality and facial profile.”
“Triangular teeth are associated with dominance, creativity, movement, free thinking and willfulness,” he added.
Dr. Patel said pointy fangs are associated with “masculinity, strength and aggression.” He explained that many of his clients request softer, rounder fangs to channel a softer vibe.
These developmental defects can give teeth character, Dr. Patel advised, as well as show openness, kindness and creativity.
“Wavy edges can be a natural feature, or develop over time from using your teeth as tools or from an accident,” the expert explained.
He revealed that while asymmetrical features such as chipped or cracked teeth can show “disorganization and diminished intelligence,” they can also show creativity and extroversion.
‘This is a technical term for the developmental grooves on the edges of teeth,’ said Dr Patel.
“They form during our early years and often wear off by age 21.
“In some people, it doesn’t wear off, leaving wavy or uneven edges.” Mamelons could show youthfulness and immaturity as personality traits.”
This refers to the difference in length between the front tooth and the two posterior teeth.
“This is normally 0.5-2mm, but varies across the population,” advised Dr. Patel.
“A 0.5mm incisal step would show seriousness and older age, while a step greater than 2mm would show youthfulness and a playful personality.”