1,2,3 — Say Cheese!
Everyone living in the 21st century knows this phrase. But not everybody indulges in the action, especially when you are conscious of your smile or have yellow teeth. Nothing is wrong with the slightly yellowish color of your teeth; in fact, yellow teeth are caused by natural aging. But let’s be honest, people like white teeth because they are more attractive, healthier, and cleaner. That’s why many people use various products and procedures to brighten their smiles.
So is it really about appearance? Yes, but there are several reasons how a white smile can impact your life.
Confidence helps you feel ready for life’s experiences. Having self-confidence means that you trust what you have to move forward with people and opportunities. In that sense, a significant factor in having self-confidence is your appearance. Notice how successful people have such iconic smiles? That’s because they all have confidence in common.
When you have white, healthy-looking teeth, you are not ashamed to bring a full smile to the room, therefore, appearing more confident and intelligent. Otherwise, those who conceal their smile because of their slightly yellow (but healthy) teeth seem insecure.
Before you come screaming, “looks don’t matter,” well, to some, they are. Neat hair, clear skin, and a white smile are vital features of an attractive person regardless of what they wear. However, the smile can be the most striking out of the three because a friendly smile can light up a room, figuratively speaking.
Aside from the attention-grabbing powers of a bright smile, These are also signs that you take proper care of yourself, which is attractive!
Adds a Youthful Glow
The body naturally undergoes changes that you may not like as you age, such as the discoloration of your teeth. It is caused by the wearing of enamel, the coating of our teeth, from daily activities. Fortunately, quick and affordable ways are readily available to make your teeth white and shiny. With this, a whiter smile can make you look younger and outshine the lines or wrinkles you may have.
Makes You Approachable and More Friendly
They say the eyes are the windows to your soul. But also, your smile is a mirror of the heart. Meaning a great smile can make great first impressions. It doesn’t take a lot of thought to say that a great smile has a better first impression than a grumpy-looking face. But what does take a lot of science is proving how a smile can be influential. Many studies have demonstrated that a smile with eye contact can influence how people view you as a person.
Whether you’re going to a new school, a job interview, or meeting your girlfriend’s parents, nothing could go wrong with having a smile that reflects your confidence.
Except for funerals, it’s always a great idea to smile and appear confident in events.
Helps Your Career
Appearance matters when hiring someone. During a job interview, the hiring team starts their impression of your appearance before your interview. They may not inform you, but they are actively watching for your body language and confidence in how you talk. Including your smile, these elements contribute to your self-confidence and overall likeability. That’s why a beautiful, white smile can be an excellent recommendation letter to the hiring team.
Simply put, a bright smile improves your chances of being successful in your social, personal, and work life. A white smile can sway a positive mood with your boss and co-workers, leaving them with a pleasant impression of you as a co-worker. Also, many studies have concluded that having whiter teeth increases the chance of being offered jobs and given higher pay.
Improves Oral Health
Although teeth whitening procedures only have cosmetic dentistry benefits, a white smile can influence you to improve your overall oral health. When you have whiter teeth, you feel happy and healthy leading to motivation in maintaining those pearly whites. So you may find yourself brushing and flossing regularly as part of your oral maintenance routine.
As Phyllis Diller said, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Having white teeth can make a better smile that brightens anyone’s day. Also, you are not shy to smile if you have white, healthy, clean teeth. You can then exhibit a genuine smile without worrying about someone commenting about your teeth. In turn, a great smile connects to your overall success in life. A smile means happiness, and happiness represents a better mood and less stress.
Connecting the dots already? Well, having confidence in your teeth lets you have a genuine smile. And a genuine smile triggers the release of biochemicals released in your brain, making you feel better and reducing stress. When you feel relaxed and happy, you are inclined to have success in marriage, friendship, and work.