If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a calculated effort to avoid showing your teeth in social and professional settings.
Do you think frequent smiling has a meaningful effect on your life? You bet it does.
In addition to simply making us happier, smiling benefits our quality of life in a myriad of ways.
1. Look Younger and More Attractive
It doesn’t take a scientific study to validate this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.
2. Smiling Decreases Stress
When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that decrease your stress level.
3. Smiling Bolsters Your Confidence
Who doesn’t want to reap the benefits of more self-assurance?
4. Smile For Success
Researchers have shown several ways smiling can enhance the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the people with whom you interact.
5. Help People Trust You
Authentic smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, portray honesty and trustworthiness.
How would your life improve if you loved your smile?
Even small cosmetic changes can yield meaningful improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. At Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile transformations. Let’s talk about the possibilities for your smile. Call 817-274-7875 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
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