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The Benefits of Smiling

The Benefits of smiling

When you smile, the world smiles with you. It’s a well-known saying for a reason – smiling is good for your health! Not only does it make you feel happy and positive, but it has a number of other benefits as well. In this blog post, we will discuss the many benefits of smiling and why it is important to have a smile you can be proud of. We’ll also take a look at some of the different cosmetic dental treatments that can help improve the look of your smile.

Smiling can help you to live a healthier, longer life.

Smiling releases endorphins, which are natural painkillers that make us feel good. These endorphins also reduce stress levels and boost our immune systems. Additionally, they can reduce blood pressure and increase our endurance. Smiling and laughing can also help the body produce natural painkillers to relieve body aches and pains. Finally, research also shows that people who smile more tend to live longer.

woman smiling while wearing bright colors

Smiling is contagious.

When one person in a group smiles at another, it’s more likely they’ll smile back or even start laughing. This means that smiling is a great way to relieve tension in stressful situations, such as meetings or job interviews. Smiling can also improve your overall mood, as well as the moods of others around you. Not to mention, smiling frequently can allow you to build and maintain better-quality relationships with others.

Smiling also makes you look more attractive and approachable.

Smiles are associated with youth, health and attractiveness. In fact, smiling instantly lifts the face and makes you look younger. Believe it or not, people who smile are usually recognized as being younger than they actually are, when compared to a photo of them in a neutral or angry expression. When it comes to first impressions, people who smile more are generally perceived as being friendlier and more approachable. People are also naturally attracted to people who smile more.

Smiling can get you promoted.

Believe it or not, smiling can actually help you get promoted in your career. Many employers say that they would rather promote a colleague who is known to be positive and has a good sense of humor than someone who is serious and intense. Additionally, people who smile regularly are perceived as more confident, which is another trait that can help with a promotion.

How to Fix an Imperfect Smile

It makes sense then, that we should have a smile we’re proud to show off. Unfortunately not everyone is born with perfect teeth or has had the best dental care growing up. Thankfully there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments available today which can help us achieve our dream smile! Some of these include:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help to brighten teeth that have become dull or stained over time. It is typically performed using a bleaching agent, which is applied to the teeth in either a gel or a strip form. The bleaching agent works to break down the stains and discoloration on the teeth, leaving them looking brighter and whiter. It is highly effective, minimally invasive, and affordable.

Dental Veneers

These thin, porcelain covers can be applied to the front of teeth to correct chips, cracks, discoloration and other structural imperfections. Veneers are typically fabricated in a dental lab and placed using a dental adhesive. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth using a special light or laser. However, it is important to note that veneers are an irreversible treatment since enamel modification is necessary to place the veneers.

Cosmetic before and after

Dental Crowns

These caps are used to restore the size, shape, and strength of damaged teeth. Crowns are also used to cover teeth that have had a pulp infection and have been treated with root canal therapy treatment. They are typically made of porcelain, although some may have a metal interior or, and are known as porcelain fused to metal crowns. In any case, dental crowns are bonded to the tooth using dental adhesive. Crowns can last for many years if they are properly taken care of.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to correct teeth alignment. Aligners are worn for 22 hours per day and can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. Invisalign is a popular choice among adults because it is nearly invisible when worn and does not require the use of metal braces.

Dental Implants

Even if you have missing teeth, you can have a beautiful smile with dental implants. These replacement teeth are a great alternative to traditional bridges and dentures because they function just like real teeth. Implants can also help to prevent bone loss in the gums that occurs with missing teeth, which can lead to further tooth loss down the road.

In Conclusion

Cosmetic dentistry treatments have helped many people improve their smile over the years. There are many benefits to having a smile you’re proud of. Not only will it make you look and feel better, but it can also help with your career advancement and improve your overall mood. If you are not happy with the appearance of your smile, there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments available today that can help you achieve the look you desire. So, what are you waiting for? Start smiling and enjoy all of the wonderful benefits it has to offer! For more information on cosmetic dentistry treatments, please visit our website to determine how New Teeth Chicago can help improve the look and function of your smile!

Dr. Irfan Atcha, DDS

Irfan Atcha, DDS, DICOI, DADIA at New Teeth Chicago Dental in Chicago, Illinois is a board-certified general dentist and a nationally recognized expert in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Atcha is now serving patients in Naples, Bonita Springs and SW FL area with All-on-4 implants, teeth-in-a-day, same day dental implants and the complex zygomatic dental implants for the no-jaw bone solution approach. To schedule a consultation please email Dr. Atcha at teethforyou@gmail.com.

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