If you have a great smile then you probably don't think about it, but a great smile boosts your self-confidence.
Research shows a link between having a beautiful smile and self-confidence as well as having a better or happier mood.
Even if the smile is fake! Any smile will improve your mood and your perception of things going on around us.
Smiling - Fake it till you make it
Recent research from Adelaide University has shown that smiling improves your mood, reduces anxiety and even helps with depression. In the study participants were shown images and asked to rate the images as happy/positive or sad/negative. Those participants who were smiling perceived the images as more positive. They then took some participants and forced them to smile by holding a pencil between their teeth. The act of a forced smile improved the participants perceptions on the images that they were shown.
Simply forcing your facial muscles to smile is enough to trick your brain into thinking that you are happy. Other people around you will perceive you as happier and you will also see others around you in a more positive light.
A fake smile will lead to real happiness.
Try it and see - it really does work!
If your smile is not perfect then this can cause stress and anxiety as you try to hide your smile or avoid photos. Unfortunately some people are severely self conscious of their smile due to missing teeth or crooked teeth or stained teeth. For some people the problems can seem so great they the avoid smiling all together.
A beautiful smile
A beautiful smile can affect our confidence, success and happiness. A great smile can help you be more warm and open to others.
Don't wait to get the smile of your dreams. Why not find out what can be done to improve your smile? It might be a simple fix to get your confidence back on track, or it might be a more involved restorative work. Regardless schedule an appointment to see if we can help you to talk about your beautiful smile.
If you have any further questions regarding your smile or any other dental question please give us a call or send us a message, we would love to help.