When your smile isn’t as cosmetically appealing as you’d wish, you’re less likely to show it as often as you normally would. This may not seem like a big deal, but embarrassment in your smile’s appearance can have a significant impact on several different aspects of your professional and social life. For many patients, that impact can be eliminated by improving their smiles’ appearance with the right cosmetic dental treatment. Because of your smile’s substantial influence on your quality of life, cosmetic dentistry matters more than many patients realize at first.
A Confident Smile Is Contagious
It’s true that smiling is contagious, and when friends and coworkers see you smiling confidently, it encourages them to smile, as well. This creates a more welcoming environment that promotes even more smiling and significantly less stress. However, the opposite is also true. If you hide your smile underneath a frown because you’re embarrassed to show it, then others may also be less likely to smile around you, which can make your everyday environment more stressful. Over time, this can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life, which can directly impact your oral and overall health.
It’s Also Good for Your Health
As mentioned above, a life full of confident smiles is much less stressful, and therefore, healthier. Some studies even show that the simple act of smiling can increase your body’s production of feel-good chemicals, which lowers stress even if you don’t feel particularly like smiling. With the right cosmetic dental treatment, you’ll be keener to show your smile more often, and thereby enjoy the many benefits that a confident smile has to offer.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
The biggest benefit to cosmetic dental treatment is the confidence it gives you to smile more often. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, at 847-234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.