Your smile is one of a kind. It is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. Do you smile and make them feel good or do you hide your smile and make them feel uncomfortable?

We associate smiling with happiness, confidence, good health and beauty. Unfortunately, for some, their smiles are not as they should be and are a source of embarrassment, pain and lack of self-esteem. This is why it is important to take care of your teeth  and regularly see a dentist.

Whether your teeth are not as they should be due to poor lifestyle changes, genetics or an accident, restoring them to their former glory is important if you want the most out of life. Figuratively, brushing up your smile and maximizing its appearance has many positive benefits. Here are some major benefits of having a healthy, great looking smile:fullmouth-1

Work and Career Advancement Opportunities

Employers take more interest in job candidates and employees who exude confidence. Those who smile are also seen as more trustworthy.

Self-confidence

A smile is often a symbol of self-confidence and courage. Those who smile send the message that they know who they are and are okay with it. They don’t have anything to hide and are sure of their decisions. At the same time, a smile shows that a person doesn’t take themselves too seriously by smiling at themselves and their mistakes.

Happiness

Those who smile tend to be more optimistic and are more satisfied. Happy people see the best in people and are more motivated to volunteer, help others and make better health choices. These all have strong implications for your health and relationships. Serving others will boost your self-confidence, give you a sense of meaning and empowerment and better handle challenges and difficulties.

People enjoy spending time with people who smile. People who smile are seen as relaxed, approachable, fun, attractive and personable. They also are seen as not taking themselves too seriously. When you smile, people will want to be around you. Even when you’re out and about, a simple smile to a stranger will be contagious and will likely make someone else’s day.

Health

Smiling may produce more wrinkles, but is proven to better your mood and lessen stress. Stress can take a huge toll on your health including increasing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and sleep problems. Smiling combats the stress by producing various chemicals such as dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These chemicals are related to relaxation and peace.

Smiling also makes you look more attractive. Not only do they improve your inner body health, they also make you healthier (and better) looking on the outside.

At Danna Smile, you’ll find a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services to meet your smile’s needs. We know that your smile is important and we’ll work with you to improve the look and health of your teeth and gums. Contact us today for a free consultation.