Is your smile just an aesthetic feature or does it have more meaning than this? While you might assume that a pretty smile only really matters if you’re a model, studies certainly seem to suggest otherwise. Indeed, it seems that a great smile can have a profound impact on our wellbeing, our successes in life and even our potential for the future. Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why your smile is so important and why it might be worth fixing some of the imperfections that have been bothering you for years.
How many of us flash a winning smile when we want to make a great first impression and show some charm? Whether you’re on a first date or at a business meeting, a smile can seal the deal and research certainly seems to support this idea. Teeth and your mouth play a major part in whether you are considered to be attractive. Studies also show when meeting for the first time, an individual will focus on the eyes and the mouth of a person. Very little time is spent on other features, highlighting the importance of your pearly whites for the ultimate first impression.
Become More Popular
Whether you are deemed to be attractive seems to impact your levels of social interaction and development as well. Children who are attractive are treated more positively, as are adults. Facial attractiveness also seems to lead to people being more outgoing, with higher levels of self-esteem. People often also judge those with beautiful smiles to be more intelligent and more social.
Studies have even suggested that your smile can impact whether people will choose you as one of their friends. The shade of your teeth seems to be one of the most important features when determining whether or not you are attractive and thus deemed to be more popular. More popular people are more desirable as a possibility for a dating partner and as a new addition to a friendship group.
Improved Career Prospects
Since the appearance of your teeth has been linked to the attractiveness of your face, researchers have also suggested that an unpleasant smile could contribute to issues with success rates in later life. The studies suggest that those with discoloured, missing or fractured teeth could experience negative impacts on their professional life.
This may start at an early age. For instance, people who are less attractive are judged to have less academic potential by their school teachers. As well as this, in a workplace environment, less attractive individuals are considered to be a less desirable hire. This may mean these individuals are not provided with the opportunity to show their actual worth.
Multiple studies have shown that more attractive individuals are more likely to succeed in a professional environment and be hired for greater positions. This is true for both males and females, with those who are rated to be more attractive gaining greater benefits and higher chances for success in their career.
It seems then that a beautiful smile really could benefit your life in extraordinary ways, providing benefits in both personal and professional environments!
Park Place Dental has a team that can help you achieve a beautiful, natural smile! Visit our website, then book an appointment, and start your journey towards your perfect smile! www.parkplacedental.co.uk/treatments/cosmetic-dentistry/smile-assessments