Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Research has shown that smiling triggers the release of endorphins, those ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain. Too, studies have shown that the action of smiling – even when you fake a smile – causes these endorphins to release. This means we can boost our mood by smiling, whether we feel like smiling or not!
We all know that an attractive smile can significantly enhance one’s facial appearance. However, when people feel good about how their smile looks, they tend to smile more often. While this can give your mood a dose of happy, a confident smile also makes a positive impression on others. In one study, it was shown that an individual who smiles often is more likely to be deemed outgoing, happy and confident.
An appealing smile also provides a more youthful appearance. As we age, teeth lose their white luster, taking on a more grayish, yellow or brown cast. Gums that recede as we age along elongate teeth and tend to expose darker root segments of teeth. Not only can smile enhancements rejuvenate a smile and perk up facial appearance overall, the act of smiling lifts facial muscles, giving a mini face lift of sorts!
Today’s aesthetic dentistry offers excellent options to improve a smile’s appearance. From porcelain veneers to porcelain crowns to whitening to bonding, we’ve restored smiles with chips, broken teeth, crooked and crowded teeth, worn teeth, uneven gum lines and missing teeth. The ideal for esthetic enhancement, however, is through porcelain.
Porcelain gives a natural luminosity and opalescence while providing the most natural look and feel. Porcelain even reflects light as a natural tooth. Plus, porcelain’s durability is more resistant to staining, more durable and is exceptional to any other material used in esthetic dentistry.
If you are contemplating smile enhancement, let’s discuss ways to provide an ideal result that will be a complement to you inside and out! Call 910-254-4555 to arrange a no-charge consultation appointment. During this time, I’ll explain smile enhancement options that will work best for you. If desired, we can also have our Financial Coordinator discuss payment plans that allow you to enjoy your new smile while making easy, monthly payments. Some require no down payment and are interest-free.