Whether you’re meeting up with an old friend or applying for your dream job, you can say a lot with a smile. It’s one of the first things people notice about you! A healthy and attractive smile can really send a really positive message, and a confident smile can also make an unforgettable impression. Every time you smile, you not only make other people feel better about themselves, but you raise your self-esteem, increase your level of happiness, and feel better about yourself. Over the long term, smiling can benefit your health, perception at work, social life, and romantic status. in fact, a study presented at The International Association of Dental Research in Seattle in 2013 found that a better smile (no gaps, no missing teeth) leads to higher self-esteem and better quality of life.
Just the same, an unhealthy or problematic smile can send the opposite message. When you have certain elements of your teeth that you are self-conscious about (discoloration, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, or gaps) you’re hesitant to smile in public, you keep your mouth closed in photos, and you may even cover your mouth when laughing.
Don’t spend another day with teeth that misrepresent you; contact Stonebriar Family Dentistry in Frisco, TX today so we can improve you smile and your self-esteem!