How Does Your Smile Affect Your Self Confidence?
Not only does the condition of your oral health impact your physical health, but it also has implications on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Having a beautiful smile can, without a doubt, make you feel more confident.
What Makes a Smile Beautiful
Smiling equips you with confidence, while having confidence in your smile makes you smile more often. Sure, all smiles are beautiful, but according to magazine ads, television, and movies, a big smile with sparkling white teeth is classified as ‘beautiful.’ It can be quite difficult to feel excited to show off your smile if it doesn’t look anything like the ones that you see in ads. Concealing your smile because you aren’t satisfied with the way your teeth look can have a huge effect on your self-confidence.
How Do Smiles Help?
Here is why maintaining your smile is important.
To Improve Your Mood
Did you know that smiling helps improve your mood? This is a physiological response to using the muscles involved in smiling. Every time you smile, your brain receives the signal to release endorphins in your body to make you feel good and happy. So, smiling actually helps improve your emotional health.
To Make Others Happy
Smiling is contagious. When you smile, the people around you are prompted to match it. So, a nice smile will get a real smile in return, which can be a great way to form good connections with people. However, you can’t expect to experience this type of reaction if you don’t have the confidence to smile in the first place.
To Build Better Relationships
A natural and genuine smile can make others feel more comfortable and reduce the chances of conflict.
To be Approachable
The more you smile, the more people will be attracted towards you. Smiling is a universal way to show people that you are happy, confident, and approachable.
Don’t Let Bad Teeth and Gums Damage Your Self Confidence
Some individuals are too embarrassed to smile even if they are happy. This probably emanates from the fear of an incident that may have taken place when they were young. Maybe they were mocked for their gummy smile or for their missing teeth. Fortunately, innovations have led to many effective dental solutions that can help restore your smile.
A dentist can help you improve the health of your gums along with modifying the shape, alignment, and color of your teeth. From Invisalign® and accelerated braces for a straight smile to tooth-colored dental implants for missing teeth, you have multiple options to improve your smile.
Smiling truly does increase your self-confidence. You should not miss out on the mental and emotional benefits of smiling by always being self-conscious about your smile.
Visit us at San Tan Oral Surgery where we’re committed to helping you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. There’s no need to be embarrassed about your smile anymore. Call us at (480) 604-2592 to book an appointment.