Think about how many times you smile a day, or you see someone else smile, or you see billboards with smiles, or even pets smiling! Fact of the matter is, they are all around us. Our teeth and how they appear to others and us can influence our jobs, social life, and also the way people perceive us in general.
According to research conducted at market research firm, Kelton Research, “nearly 73% of Americans would be more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than someone with a good job, outfit, or car.” First impressions count, and the way people first judge you can have a major impact on how you are treated. With people forming judgments so quickly, we must be prepared to give them the very best version of ourselves, including a gleaming smile.
Not only do you need to keep up with brushing and regular visits to your dentist, but if you are unhappy with your teeth or smile, discuss it with your dentist to see what options are out there. With multiple developments such as Invisilign, whitening treatments, dental implants, veneers, and others, there are many ways to improve your teeth, smile, and confidence overall.
Also, keeping up with your smile and dental health can help to improve your general health overall as well. “Poor dental health can be linked to heart disease, diabetes, and possible stroke,” says California dentist Dr. Kelly Smudde.
If all of these potentially negative conditions are associated with neglecting your dental health, take action to change it now. Improve your smile, improve your health, and let your confidence soar!