Benefits of a Healthy Smile

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“The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile.” -Ed Sheeran

A smile is a powerful thing. It can increase confidence, improve your mood and put others at ease. The benefits of a healthy smile are far reaching and extend to many areas of your life.

However, some people are self-conscious about their teeth so hesitate to smile, even when they want to. Others avoid social situations or look down in an effort to divert attention or refuse to speak or even laugh.

If you’re one of those people who aren’t happy with their smile, the good news is that that there are things you can do to improve it. The first step is to discuss your concerns with your dental professional, and together devise a plan that will lead to the healthy, confident smile you deserve.

Making the choice to improve your smile is a truly life-changing decision. Besides the obvious solution of straighter teeth, improving your smile comes with the following benefits:

Increases Confidence: Improving your smile can have a dramatic, positive impact on your self-confidence. Once someone is no longer afraid to smile, laugh or talk she often begins to open up, stand a little taller, speak a little louder and best of all – be herself. Many people don’t realize how self-conscious they were about their smile until they improve it.  The change in self-esteem is often quick and dramatic.

Makes You More Approachable – There’s a reason for the phrase, “Smile and the world smiles with you.” When you smile, you instantly put others at ease. You become more approachable and appear friendlier, which encourages others to connect. This can help socially, as well as in school or professional settings. Smiling encourages others to let their guard down, and helps you appear more of a team player.

Improves Your Mood – Smiling more actually leads to an elevated mood, and Science back this one up. When you smile, your body releases endorphins that make you feel happier. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, if you do you can actually trick your brain into thinking it’s happy. So, the more you smile the better your mood. Pretty cool trick!

When someone decides to improve his (or her) smile, he is making a decision that will benefit his entire life. If you’re considering orthodontic work to get that healthy smile you’ve always wanted contact Hunter Family Orthodontics for a consultation today.