Smiles have an effect on all of us.
When we see someone we love, it makes us smile. When we are feeling good about something we have done, we smile.
Even seeing someone else smile often makes us smile.
But the opposite can be true, too. If we are feeling down, not smiling can affect the people around us. It can change how people perceive us, whether you are meeting someone for professional or personal reasons.
Our team at Galleria of Smiles can help you make a good first impression with cosmetic dentistry.
We can help you create a smile that you are happy to share with the world.
Throughout this month, we will be taking a closer look at different ways cosmetic dentistry can change your smile. We welcome you to schedule a consultation at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK, if you are interested in learning which of our cosmetic services could work for you.
The Psychological Benefits Of A Great Smile
How you feel about yourself affects how other people feel about you.
When you feel confident, it makes it easier to take on new challenges. That could mean introducing yourself to someone you are interested in romantically. That could mean applying for a new job. That could mean taking on a home improvement project.
It might seem small, but our attitude affects how we approach almost everything that we do. If we are happy, we often are better prepared to deal with a setback or two on the way to achieving a goal.
If you don’t like your smile, however, this can make it harder to let that smile shine. You may feel embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth. We’ve had patients who were ashamed of their smiles for various reasons.
And that makes us sad, too.
Thankfully, we have seen how cosmetic dentistry can transform a patient’s opinion of his or her smile. We’ve seen how cosmetic care can give people more confidence in their smiles. We’ve even seen people’s attitudes appear to transform with the changes we can make at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK.
Think for a minute about the self-esteem boost you get from a new outfit or a new haircut. While this is nice, you also know that you aren’t going to wear that same outfit every day. Your hair will grow out, and you will need a new haircut from time to time.
Your smile is with you every day, all the time. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing or what your hair looks like, you smile can always be with you.
So, why not do something that helps you feel your best about your smile?
Social Benefits Of A Great Smile
We know almost on a subconscious level that smiling helps us in our everyday interactions with other people.
Children know that smiling is more likely to help them get what they want from their parents. Customer service employees understand “service with a smile” is more likely to lead to a customer buying goods and services.
And you know that smiling will help you make a better first impression on someone whether he or she is a potential client, employer, or romantic interest. (Just think about how seeing someone else smile affects your perception of him or her. The same applies to you with other people.)
For academic evidence of this, consider a study by the University of Pennsylvania about the effects of smiling on business. The researchers recorded interactions between staff and guests. Their results showed that guests were more likely to report that staff was friendly when the staff smiled (no surprise) and to report satisfaction with their service.
If you never smile — because you don’t like something about your teeth — how is that affecting the people around you?
Could Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?
Cosmetic dentistry can involve many services. Teeth whitening, dental veneers, and orthodontics are some of the more popular options available at Galleria of Smiles.
If you would like to feel more confident about your smile, please contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. M. Emami. You can discuss what you would like to change and how we can help you create your new smile.
Call 918-245-5976 or fill out our online form to request your appointment.