You may not need to study scientific research to know that a confident smile offers myriad benefits, from lightening the mood around you to making you look more appealing. Did you know, however, that a smile does more than brighten up your visage? There are many aspects of a smile that can serve specific social purposes when used correctly. Today, we explore a few of these hidden benefits, and how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile’s subtle communication skills.
A Confident Smile Promotes Trust
Frowning strangers don’t typically seem very approachable. Smiling strangers, however, are often rated as more generous and trustworthy simply for the effect of their smiles. A genuine smile tells others that you’re trustworthy and cooperative, while a surly expression may convey more of a hostile aura. (It should be noted, however, that though your instinct may be to trust someone who smiles, that does not always mean that you should.)
The Promotional Worth of Cosmetic Smile Improvement
Wondering why you were passed up for that promotion? Chances are, the decision didn’t hinge on your smile, or lack of one. However, when you smile often and confidently, that confidence influences how others see you. A confident, smiling, content employee can be trusted with more responsibility than a surly, frowning employee who always seems worried.
Let Your Smile Do the Talking
For your smile to act its part in your daily communication and overall image, you have to show it, and how you do so can influence how beneficial your smile can be. If you make an effort to hide your smile because you are unhappy with how it looks, then we can recommend an appropriate cosmetic improvement during your initial consultation.
ABOUT YOUR BUTLER, PA, COSMETIC DENTIST:
Dr. Keelan and our dedicated team at Keelan Dental offer patients the comfortable, convenient dental care that everyone needs and deserves. To schedule an initial consultation, or your next dental appointment, call our office in Butler, PA at (724) 285-4153. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.