One of the easiest ways to brighten someone’s day is to smile. Smiling reduces stress and releases things like endorphins and dopamine to the brain that can boost a person’s mood. It is said that a single smile can trigger a chain reaction to passersby that also causes them to smile. According to Psychology Today, a joyful smile makes others view you “as attractive, reliable, relaxed, and sincere.” It can also serve a differentiator between you and others that do not typically smile. People frequently notice smilers, and are likely to make comments, especially if it becomes an integral part of your personality.
While a smile can boost a person’s spirits, poorly maintained teeth can detract from the physical appearance and drive others away. Proper oral hygiene is therefore important. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This aids with the removal of food that causes teeth to decay, reduces plaque buildup, and makes for fresher breath for interactions that are close and personal. Flossing can aid a little in the removal of food particles between teeth which further reduces tooth and gum decay. Periodically, you should also visit your dentist for a thorough cleaning of the teeth in which any built up plaque is removed.
Beyond this, there are some cosmetic procedures that can be done to improve the appearance of the smile. A common correctional procedure is the application of braces to aid in the straightening of the teeth and aligning of the jaw. Having properly aligned teeth is a good first step to meeting the physical attractiveness of the mouth of modern society. Another optional treatment is going to the dentist for a whitening procedure for stained teeth. This provides a brighter smile that is typically associated with Hollywood stars and celebrities. There are videos of at home remedies, and toothpastes to aid in this. While it can aid a lot, it is not necessarily a highly noticeable change in appearance, unless the teeth have been heavily yellowed.
The dentist can aid a lot in making a highly beautiful smile, but above all else, your smile should be genuine. When good things are happening in life, smile joyfully. A genuine smile makes a person’s face more attractive and brings a smile to others you pass by. When sad, a smile can aid in restoring good spirits.