May 5, 2018
Did you know that one of the most common features people notice is your smile? When people see a beautiful smile, they associate it with many positive attributes, not just beauty. In fact, studies have shown that people with beautiful smiles are seen as more credible, wealthy, intelligent, and capable at their profession than those who don’t. It just goes to show when it comes to investing in your appearance, it’s always worth it to start with your smile.
Here are a few of the perks you can expect after your cosmetic dentist gives your smile a boost!
First and Foremost: A Healthy Smile
When people see a straight, white, and bright smile, they often assume the person has healthy teeth in general. Many cosmetic treatments require good care to make them last, so getting a whitening treatment may be the incentive you need to make sure your oral health is in good shape as well. The same goes for any other treatment, including porcelain veneers, orthodontics through clear aligners, and cosmetic bonding.
As you start paying more attention to your self-care, you’ll feel more inclined to practice habits that improve the health of your body overall. Pretty soon, you’ll start to feel more confident as you make regular self-care, both for your mouth and your body, an unconscious habit. This will lead to a healthy boost of confidence throughout your day.
Increase Your Overall Happiness
It’s true when they say that smiling is contagious. Positive people tend to attract more positive people in their lives. People who aren’t particularly confident might not smile as often, but sometimes a cosmetic boost is all they need to show that they can be. This can be especially useful if you’re going into a job interview, a first date, or a social setting where you don’t know many people. It can also be useful if you’re a public speaker or spend a lot of time interacting with people during your workday.
Smiling can also boost your mood in a chemical way. Studies suggest that smiling, even a forced smile, activates certain areas of the brain. This triggers a release of dopamine, a natural chemical known for improving mood.
If you notice discoloration in your teeth due to signs of aging, you’ll have much to gain from cosmetic dental treatments. This discoloration happens often because the enamel starts thinning the older you get, exposing the yellow dentin underneath. This can negatively affect your confidence, especially if you are much younger than you look.
When your outward appearance matches how you actually feel on the inside, you’ll feel an extra boost of confidence. This will help you pursue opportunities that you may not have otherwise, all because you felt confident in your appearance.
With these benefits combined, there’s no reason not to take advantage of treatments from your cosmetic dentist. Schedule an appointment with them today to find out which treatment is best for you!
About the Author
Dr. Alex Martin earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University. He offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments, is a certified practitioner of Invisalign, and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. To learn more about your dentist in Scottsdale, contact him at (480) 860-1993 or visit his website.
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