Your smile says a great deal about you – whether you like what it says or not. Smiling, or not smiling, gives people an immediate impression of your personality and mood. If you easily offer a smile to a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a stranger, you are generally assumed to be friendly and confident. However, if you withhold a smile from anyone, people generally assume that you are unhappy, grumpy, unfriendly, and unapproachable. Your smile gives people an automatic impression of who you are. If your smile is not saying what you want it to, it is time to do something about it.
First and foremost, a healthy smile is the best place to start. A healthy smile tells others that you take care of yourself, giving them the confidence to put some trust in you. A stained, discolored, misaligned, or incomplete smile, on the other hand, is typically viewed as neglect. Perhaps it is unfair, but people are generally put off by an unattractive smile. Stains, discoloration, gaps, and missing teeth are generally the result of poor dental care. By making your oral health a priority, it is allowing others to see that you put effort into taking care of yourself.
If you take care of yourself, people are often more assured that you will take care of them and issues that relate to them. Your professional life can be greatly impacted by how well people view you. A healthy, attractive smile makes you appear more trustworthy and successful. In the professional realm, people tend to get out of life what they put into it. Therefore, if you are viewed as someone who puts effort into yourself, you are more likely to be trusted with job responsibilities that require effort.
A healthy and attractive smile also boosts your confidence. Confidence is interpreted as strength. An attractive smile that you are proud to show off is one that reaches the eyes and is easily offered to others. If you feel confident in yourself, then that is exemplified in how you treat others. Offering an easy smile makes others comfortable around you, but a smile that is hidden or withheld is viewed as untrustworthy and cold.
If you feel self-conscious about your smile and you are ready to do something about it, please contact Group Health Dental today. We are dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthy, confident smile that they feel good about sharing. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a groom-to-be, a professional, or simply someone who cares about your teeth – it is the perfect time to put confidence in your smile.