Have you ever known one of those people whose smile lights up the room? You know the ones: when they smile everyone stops and takes notice. People flock to them as if enchanted, and everyone in the room is suddenly having a better time.
Would you like to be one of those people? The truth is that the smile itself is only part of the answer. It’s just as much the confidence that goes with having a smile that they know is beautiful. That makes them happy to share their smile, and that’s good, because smiles are really powerful.
Smiling Makes You More Attractive
Smiling is one of the best things you can do to improve your appearance. Forget your makeup routine in the morning: smiling women without makeup are more attractive than unsmiling women with makeup.
The smiling benefits aren’t just abstract. When the smiling muscles uplift parts of your face, they rejuvenate your face. It’s not quite a facelift, but it’s close. It can even make you look thinner.
Smiling makes you look more friendly and approachable. People are also more likely to consider you trustworthy when you smile.
So guess what men and women agree is the most desirable characteristic in a potential date? That’s right: a smile.
Smiling Is Contagious
Smiling is a great way to break the ice in any situation. That’s because when you smile, others are more likely to smile, too. It’s an instinctual response: we smile back partly because we’re trying to understand what the emotion is.
But with smiling comes happy emotions (see below), so every time you smile, you’re passing on happiness to friends, family, and even complete strangers.
Smiling Can Change Your Mood
Did you know that we don’t just smile because we’re happy, we can also be happy because we smile. It’s called the feedback theory of emotions. This theory proposes that our body gives signals to our muscles, but also reads them, too. So when we’re happy, we smile, and we read our smile to understand that we’re happy.
Just smiling for no reason breaks into this loop. As we read our emotions from our muscles, we get the perception that we’re happier, and it contributes to us feeling a little happier than we had felt before. There’s been many studies to confirm this, although recently some people have expressed doubts about it.
Smiling Can Make You More Successful
Remember all the things people think about people who are smiling? Friendly, approachable, and trustworthy, right? And if you have an attractive smile, you can add intelligent, compassionate, and successful to the list.
That’s why success at a job interview could very well depend on your smile. And if you have a job, your smiling tendencies could very well help you into a promotion. People are more likely to get promoted if they’re smiling because they show many positive characteristics that bosses like. First, they’re showing that they like their job. They’re demonstrating competence: they wouldn’t be smiling if they were drowning in work. And they’re friendly with their coworkers. Those are the kind of people that deserve a promotion because they can handle more responsibility and their coworkers will rally to them.
Let Your Smile Show
So what’s keeping you from showing the power of your smile? The odds are that cosmetic dentistry can fix it to give you a smile you’ll be happy to share.
Discolored teeth? Teeth whitening works wonders. And if it doesn’t, porcelain veneers can help.
Crooked teeth? Porcelain veneers can reshape those teeth to give you the appearance of a straight smile.
Gapped teeth? Porcelain veneers and dental bonding can help.
Missing teeth? Even missing teeth can be replaced with attractive, sturdy, and long-lasting dental implants.
So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like now to finally get a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show off. Please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment with Summerlin dentist Dr. James B. Polley.