Let Your Teeth Do the Talking

Your teeth help you chew good food and have great conversations, but did you know that they do a lot of talking on their own as well? One of the first things people notice when they meet someone is the other person’s smile. It is such an important part of who you are, and it speaks volumes. Your Brampton dentist shares what your teeth say about you.

What Do My Teeth Say About Me?

Your teeth are more than just a pretty smile. They can reveal a multitude of different things about you from your age all the way down to your personality. Here’s what your dentist in Brampton says your teeth can communicate:


Teeth that are younger are typically more rectangular in shape, while older ones tend to have more rounded edges. This is because of natural wear and tear that happens over the years, and the average human will lose between one to five millimeters of their tooth length in their lifetime.


Biological females’ central incisors (your two front teeth), are typically longer than the surrounding and more rounded lateral incisors on either side of them. In contrast, biological males’ lateral incisors tend to be more square and longer than those of females.

Mental Health

Much like fossils, the enamel on your teeth records the history of your body’s reactions to different experiences. Teeth can tell researchers whether an older person has been exposed to heavy metals or if they have a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s. If a child is malnourished or has been subjected to physical abuse, their teeth may have multiple cavities or be chipped.


This one might be news to you, but your teeth actually have a lot to say about your personality type:

  • Aggressive: Those with aggressive tendencies usually have more pointed canine teeth that are longer than their lateral incisors. These people are also prone to grinding, meaning there will be evidence of wear on their teeth.
  • Anxious: Like aggressive personalities, anxious people often grind or clench their teeth excessively, signaling feelings of stress or anxiety. This can lead to cracks or even tooth loss.
  • Competitive: Hallmarks of a competitive personality include jaw clenching, teeth grinding, and even consistent ice chewing. The enamel on teeth will often show signs of damage due to these habits.
  • Party Animal”: Indulging in excessive drinking, smoking, and carbonated drinks are typically associated with the party lifestyle, but the acid and sugar can take a toll on your teeth by leading to decay or gum disease.
  • Passive: If you’re a “chill” person who rarely deals with stress, you’ll likely have flatter canine teeth with curvier tips due to lack of grinding and clenching.

Your teeth are remarkable body parts that do much more than help you look great in photos. Next time you flash your pearly whites, think about what you want them to tell someone!

About the Author

Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Zaid Babahami lead the team of experts at Torbram Dental. They both place high priorities on continuing their education to provide patients with the highest quality of care. It is important for them to help everyone achieve the smile of their dreams, and they are passionate about ensuring their patients’ comfort in a trusted atmosphere. Keep your smile looking great and schedule your next dental check-up with us online, or call 905-792-7163.

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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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