A great smile can help you make friends and allow you to have better health. A ‘smile’ has topped a poll of the most important physical features when it comes to attraction between opposite sexes. A survey carried out on behalf of the British Health Foundation revealed a smile was rated highly, along with faces and eyes. Other bodily features such as dress sense, body shape, hair and height only accounted for 25%. Smiling has social as well as health benefits. We smile to make others feel at ease around us. It can be used as a powerful emotional tool and has connotations with success, confidence and attraction. Dating website Match.com found that singles pay attention to teeth more than anything else when judging a potential partner. Their results showed that 58% of single men and 71% of single women considered teeth to be the most important factor when judging a potential date, ahead of clothes, accents, grammar, cars and shoes.
Smiling has many health benefits such as slowing your heart rate and relaxing your body. A slower heart rate can mean that the heart is not overworking. People who smile and laugh a lot often are less likely to develop heart disease. Smiling can reduce blood pressure for short time periods too. The brain releases chemicals that make you happy and this has been quantified the same as eating 2000 chocolate bars. This is an easy way to be happy without the added calories!
Tooth whitening and straight teeth are just two simple options to improve your smile. Having straight teeth can mean that you are less likely to have broken teeth as the teeth are functioning in harmony. Overlapping teeth collect more food and build more plaque deposits so you are also less at risk from tooth decay and gum problems as you are better able to clean your teeth.
Teeth demonstrate a state of our cleanliness and a smile is often stated as the window to our soul. We find that there are no restrictions to having straight teeth. There are various methods of having straight teeth that include clear braces, hidden braces, removable aligners and clear aligners. Our dental team is ready and waiting to see how they can help you get that smile.
“A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.”Back to Blog
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