How Smiling Increases Your Confidence

Two brunette women and one blonde woman stand with their heads together smiling in front of a wooden building

A smile is a universal symbol of happiness and confidence. When you’re not happy about your smile for whatever reason, it’s hard to properly express those feelings. In other words, your oral health actually has an impact on your emotional health! Here’s how smiling boosts your mood—and how you can get a smile worth showing off.

The Science of Smiling

Numerous studies have shown that the simple act of smiling can make you happier and immediately uplift your mood. This is because smiling actually activates muscles in your face that tell your brain to release endorphins, known as “happy hormones.” After all, smiling is a way to show people that you’re happy, friendly, and confident. It’s a mood lifter for everyone!

The Importance of a Beautiful Smile

It’s hard to smile if you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth in the first place. We naturally associate people in pictures with straight, white smiles as confident and healthy, and we want you to feel the same. Hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed to show it off is not only damaging to your self-confidence, but it can also prevent you from establishing and maintaining relationships and bringing out the confidence in others.

We Can Help You Get Your Dream Smile!

Luckily, there are plenty of treatment options to help you get the smile of your dreams:

  • At Cary Family Dental, we can lighten your smile up to eight shades in just an hour with our professional in-office teeth whitening treatments.
  • If you’re unhappy about the color, shape, or size of your teeth, we have a solution for that, too! Veneers are a beautiful and natural-looking way to correct any imperfections and achieve a more symmetrical smile.
  • Don’t feel like losing a permanent tooth is a lost cause. Dental implants may be just what you need to fill in the gaps of your smile.

If you have any questions about treatments that can improve your smile, we’re here to assist you. It’s our mission to provide high-quality, comprehensive dental care to help you get a smile you love!

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