Think the appearance of your smile impacts just facial features?
A study published in Psychological Science reveals that people with big smiles live an average of seven years longer than those with stoic faces. Another study in The American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics shows that people with attractive smiles of straight, white teeth are perceived to be more fit than those with less flattering smiles.
Another study by the American Association of Orthodontists showed that bright, happy smiles make a person more attractive even when they are make-up free. Females with great smiles but sans make-up were rated against women who were not smiling but wore make-up. Wrigley gum, who conducted the study, showed the smiling gals as clear winners when it came to being more attractive.
When it comes to your mood, your smile is a major factor as well. The American Psychological Association’s study asked a certain segment of participants smile sincerely while watching a video. Those who were smiling claimed they felt happier after the video ended than those who watched without smiling.
Your smile is more than teeth and gums. It has a positive effect on your life, everyday! If your smile needs attention, call (910) 254-4555 and ask for a free consultation. We’ll discuss ways to enhance the health and appearance of your smile for the many physical and psychological benefits you’ll experience!