If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a calculated effort to avoid smiling in social and professional settings.
Do you think frequent smiling has a compelling effect on your life? You bet it does.
In addition to simply making us happier, smiling improves our quality of life in a host 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 Reduces Stress
When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that lessen your stress level.
3. Smiling Advances Your Confidence
Who doesn’t want to benefit from more self-assurance?
4. Smile For Success
Researchers have shown several ways smiling can improve the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling influences your behavior as well as the behavior of the men and women with whom you interact.
5. Help People Trust You
Authentic smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, represent honesty and trustworthiness.
How would your life improve if you loved your smile?
Even small cosmetic changes can yield dramatic improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. At David A. Rice, DDS, we offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers. Let’s highlight the possibilities for your smile. Call 847-741-2353 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
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