We are taught from an early age not to judge others by their appearance. To look beyond exterior flaws for inner goodness. It is one of the characteristics that sets an advanced culture apart from one that has not yet reached a high level of human empathy. Yet the simple truth is that appearance matters. It affects how you feel about yourself, it impacts the impression others have of you, and it influences moods. The condition of your teeth and the beauty of your smile play a tremendous role in your appearance. Cosmetic dentistry can bring your look into harmony.
The value of non-verbal communication
From across a crowded room, without saying a word, your appearance and smile project your unique personality. It’s one of the easiest ways to encourage romantic prospects, business leads, and strangers to see you as a likeable person.
Other people size you up quickly. Crooked or discolored teeth may be attributed to all sorts of negative traits. A flawless, bright smile, on the other hand, radiates good grooming, self respect, and courtesy for the opinions of others. That can open social and professional doors before you even open your mouth to speak.
A word about self-image
Sometimes self-esteem gets a bad rap as cocky or conceited. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Healthy self-image is invaluable in overcoming life’s trails, and succeeding on all levels.
When you are satisfied with your teeth and mouth, you smile more readily, even when you are alone. A smile relaxes your whole body, releasing stress-reducing endorphins which actually boosts your immune system.
That confident smile rubs off on others, too. Just try it. Smile warmly at a stranger, maybe a gruff store clerk or cab driver, and see if his or her corners don’t go up just a little.
Your options for a beautiful smile
Cosmetic dentistry comes in many forms. It doesn’t have to be a full scale Hollywood style makeover. Could be as simple as professional teeth whitening, a few porcelain veneers to hide flaws, or Invisalign to straighten your already healthy, white teeth. Or it can be all at once or phased in over time. I tailor cosmetic dentistry plans for each patient’s desires, appearance, lifestyle, schedule, and budget.
Remember, your gorgeous smile has the power to change one person’s day or the mood of a whole room. A little cosmetic dentistry can help you love the way you look so you use that smile without reserve.