How Your Smile Can Affect Your Confidence

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Your oral health doesn’t just impact your physical health but can also have an impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing. In fact, a healthy, beautiful smile can help you feel more confident.

What Do Smiles Do?

Studies show that smiles can actually improve your emotional health. A smile activates muscles in your face that tell your brain to release endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel happier. Smiles are also the universal way to show to others that you’re happy, that you are confident in them, and that you are friendly and approachable. Just one smile can improve your mood, as well as someone else’s, instantly!

What Makes a Smile Beautiful

While smiling makes you more confident, having confidence in your smile makes you want to smile more! It’s common to see straight, white smiles in magazine ads and in television and movies, and it’s hard to feel excited to show off your smile if it doesn’t look like anything like those. Hiding your smile because you’re not happy about the way your teeth look can have a lasting impact on your self-confidence. It can make it harder to express happiness to bring out the confidence in others.

Ways to Improve Your Smile

Don’t miss out on the mental health benefits of smiling! If you’re self-conscious about your smile, visit us at Laulani Dental Care where we’re committed to helping you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you are embarrassed about having a crooked smile, we offer Invisalign® and accelerated braces so you can have a straight smile in no time. We also offer tooth-colored dental implants, as well as bridges and dentures, as options for those with missing teeth.

You don’t have to live with a smile that you’re unhappy with! Contact us to schedule a consultation today and get a smile that you no longer want to hide. We look forward to seeing you.