First impressions are vital. To truly make a memorable and impeccable first impressions one of the most important assets is a great smile. A smile lets people know that you are approachable, friendly and confident. It invites the, to get to know the person behind the smile. “When someone has a big smile, it shows they’re willing to open up and expose a part of themselves,” says Pamela McClain DDS, president of American Academy of Periodontology. Over the long term, smiling can benefit your health, perception at work, social life and romantic status. With that much at stake, its worthwhile to discover what your smile is saying about you– and how to interpret the smiles flashed your way.
People who smile project a positive outlook and are generally more flexible. They tend to cope better with challenges than people who are withdrawn and unsmiling. Just smile. Believe it or not, forcing yourself to smile can actually make you happier. Research studies show that for people who smiled spontaneously or on purpose, the activity in their brains was virtually the same. They felt happy.
You’d like to smile more, but you’ve been hiding it for as long as you can remember because of unsightly stains, cracks, gaps or misshapen teeth. Until recently, there were few options available to the average patient. Today, however, there is a wide range of restorative and orthodontic techniques and materials which allow you the choice to enhance and improve your smile.
By: Paola H