Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. It can communicate confidence or self-consciousness, friendliness or hostility, and even ambition or apathy. Being proud of your smile is more important than you may have thought. The nonverbal things you’re transmitting with your mouth can affect how your peers, managers, or employees view you and your capability or drive to succeed. Your dentist in Briargate shares the power of communication your smile holds and the treatments available to enhance it.
What Does My Smile Say About Me?
Your smile is a powerful tool, and if wielded wisely, it can help you achieve your career goals. Here are a few ways that your smile can benefit you:
When You Smile, Your Face Looks Thinner
Psychological studies have shown that images of random strangers who were smiling appeared to be thinner than they were by research students who viewed them. Looking and feeling thinner can give you confidence when you walk into the office or stand before your employees, showing that you have the confidence to lead with ease.
A Smile Can Shave Off a Few Years
In a study similar to the previous one, college students were shown images of random subjects. Those who were smiling were perceived to be younger than their actual age. With youth comes energy and vitality, and these are all characteristics of an entrepreneur.
Smiling Elevates Your Mood
A confident smile can help you feel better emotionally and increase your work productivity, which often leads to advancement.
A Smile Communicates Courteousness and Competency
When people around you feel comfortable in your presence, that’s always a great thing that can show your superiors that you’re ready to take on a team!
Your Smile is Contagious
People like being around someone who makes them feel good and being popular with your work peers never hurts when it comes to career growth.
If you want to advance at work and feel more successful in life, your smile can help you do that. The next time to meet up with your peers or managers in person or on a video chat, make sure to flash an extra smile. It could go a long way!
How Can I Enhance My Smile?
Perhaps you want to employ your smile to help you achieve your ambitions, but maybe you don’t feel confident in it yet. The good news is, your Bristol dentist offers multiple different cosmetic dental options to give you the smile you deserve:
- Invisalign Clear Braces for straightening: This treatment uses a series of clear trays to help straighten teeth and realign the jaw over time without a mouth full of metal.
- Teeth whitening: Done by our professionals in our office, the state-of-the art procedure can instantaneously make your teeth several shades lighter.
- Porcelain veneers to fix flaws: If you have stains that were not affected by whitening, chips, breaks, or even gaps, porcelain veneers can help. They are hard shells that are bonded to your natural teeth, masking the flaws and matching the surrounding teeth.
- Botox or fillers: If you want to remove wrinkles caused by smile or frown lines to instantly spruce up your look, talk to you dentist about Botox or fillers as an option.
Regardless of your cosmetic need, your dentist can help you achieve the smile that will give you the confidence you need to go forth and conquer your goals!
About the Practice
Dr. Kenneth O. Gasper II leads a team that is passionate about giving each of their patients the gift of confidence through cosmetic dentistry. Their practice is built on trust and long-lasting relationships, and they continue to stay abreast of all the most up to date technology so that they can continue to provide the highest quality of care. Are you ready to have the smile of your dreams? Schedule a consultation online or call us at (719) 599-0700.