Does your smile say everything you want it to? Someone with a happy smile is often perceived as being open, confident, successful and honest. People who smile a lot often enjoy more success in their personal and professional lives even though they may be no nicer or brighter than someone who feels less able to smile. So what happens if you are embarrassed to show your smile and cover up your mouth or even avoid smiling or talking with others?
Unfortunately this can affect the way others perceive you. We often form an opinion of someone within the first few seconds of meeting them and this can be difficult to change later on. Smiling is such an important form of communication and the trouble with not smiling is that you may be perceived as cold or disinterested instead of merely shy or lacking in confidence. Imagine the damage this can do to your personal life and your career prospects. Even worse, yellow and stained teeth can be seen as being a sign of poor oral hygiene, even though these teeth may be perfectly strong and healthy.
What to Do If You Cannot Smile with Confidence
If your teeth look less than perfect and are preventing you from living life to the full, then cosmetic dentistry can help. Sometimes only a few changes are required as for example teeth whitening can automatically help teeth appear healthier and more youthful. Your dentist can work with you to create a healthy and naturally beautiful smile that you will want to share with everyone you meet.