Why You Should Smile More

A bright, confident smile not only looks attractive, but also has many tangible benefits that can improve your health and success. However, you may not feel comfortable showing your smile if you have crooked teeth, stained and discolored teeth, or if you are missing teeth. If you are embarrassed about your smile, Gateway Oaks Dentistry has the solutions to help you benefit from all that a confident smile can offer.



Improve Your Mood

Smiling causes your body to release endorphins and helps to lower blood pressure. Even a forced smile can work to improve your mood. Next time you are sad or upset, try to force yourself to smile, and see how it can lift your spirits.

Overcome Social Awkwardness
There are many social situations in which a polite smile is expected. Whether you should laugh at a joke, greet people with a smile, or smile at another’s good news, failing to produce a smile can cause others to think negatively of you.

For women, studies suggest that a female is three times more likely to be approached if she is smiling. This concept does not necessarily apply to men, however.

Increase Your Income
A warm smile can help to improve the amount of money you are taking home, especially if you rely on tips such as in the food service industry. Smiling waitresses are much more likely to receive bigger tips. In a variety of professions, smiling and having a positive misdemeanor can lead to raises and promotions.

Spread the Joy
If you want to improve the mood of others, wear a smile. Smiling is contagious, and research shows that about half of the people that see you smiling will begin to smile themselves. Smiling can help diffuse hostile situations and calm nerves as well.

Be More Trustworthy
According to studies, people will perceive you to be as much as 10% more trustworthy if you are smiling. People are also more likely to forgive any mistakes and perceive you as genuine if you wear an embarrassed smile when addressing a situation.

If you would like to experience these benefits but are too embarrassed about the quality of your smile, Gateway Oaks Family Dentistry can help give you a beautiful smile that you will be proud of. We invite you to call or visit our office today to schedule a consultation.