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The importance of smiling

From a young age we’re constantly told to ‘smile, it might never happen’ or ‘turn that frown upside down’. The importance of smiling is ever present and it can affect our everyday lives more than we may realise.

A smile is a marker of many different things. First and foremost it’s a sign of happiness and contentment but it also denotes a sense of openness in a person; a warm, friendly smile is one of the most welcoming greetings you can give or receive! Think about situations when you meet someone for the first time, your first impressions were most probably guided by the initial facial expression that person made. For example, a frown or cold stare would set you both off on the wrong foot, whereas a smile would instantly create a good grounding from which a relationship – whether that be personal or professional – can begin to blossom.

When it comes to the powers of attraction, according to a National Smile Month survey, teeth and smiles are rated the second most important attraction feature, after personality. When asked what respondents regarded as the most important body feature, the smile came out on top beating body shape, height, hair, face and eyes!

The same survey also highlighted that nearly half the population are unhappy with their teeth (48%), with discoloured teeth (64%) cited as the main reason for this dissatisfaction. If you have concerns about your smile, this may be holding you back in your everyday life. Hiding your smile behind a frown may be holding you back from promotion in your career, preventing you from making new friendships, or it may even be hijacking your dating game.

If you want to feel the confidence to smile freely and show off a beautiful, healthy mouth, just call us on 01244 343 353 to book a free consultation to discuss the options available to you.