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Have you ever stopped to consider how a smile can impact someone’s life? As it turns out, the effect that having a beautiful smile can have on your life isn’t something to underestimate. From the feelings you have about yourself to the opinions of those around you, it turns out there is very little of life that having a beautiful smile can’t have an impact on.

Self Esteem

How do you feel about your smile? Are you proud to show it off? Do you flash it every chance you get? If not, you may find that it helps to take steps to make your smile more beautiful. Smile beautification procedures like tooth straightening, whitening, and even simply getting them thoroughly cleaned can go a long way towards helping you feel more confident about your smile, which can help you feel better about yourself in general. After all, it’s easier to have better self esteem when you feel like you’re more attractive.

Others’ Perception

Another person’s perception of how attractive you are can be influenced by your smile. Having a beautiful smile increases the likelihood that someone else will find you attractive. It will also impact the impression they have of you. A beautiful smile helps you come across as being more warm, trustworthy, and approachable. It can help other people feel more comfortable around you, which can have a tremendous impact on everything from your personal relationships to your employment opportunities.

Mental Health

You probably already know that how you feel mentally impacts your body language. Did you know that the reverse is also true? Your posture and body language can actually have an impact on your mood too. It may sound strange, but smiling can fool your body into thinking you feel happy. This is because the simple act of smiling can release endorphins, which can help alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety. While a smile certainly isn’t a cure-all for mental illness, showing off a beautiful smile can sometimes help you feel better mentally.

For the sake of total disclosure, it’s important to mention that achieving your best smile isn’t going to be a magical fix-all thing that is going to suddenly transform every aspect of your life. Depending on the person, the effects may be anywhere from almost unnoticeable to actually being life changing. Just know that, if you do decide to start pursuing your best smile, Dr. Updike and your South Temple Dental family are here to help whenever you’re ready!

Teeth whitening is a popular smile beautification treatment. Click here to learn more about this service offered by South Temple Dental and what you can expect from it.