Great Smile Linked To Happiness

Cosmetic DentistMost people are aware that if you visit your cosmetic dentist and partner with him or her to receive aesthetic or restorative procedures, you’ll look better and may feel better physically. But did you know visiting your cosmetic dentist could also make you happier?

Here are a few statistics that illustrate the strong link between having a great smile and a person’s level of happiness.

Don’t Worry, Improve Your Smile, Be Happy

  • A smile makeover can improve your overall quality of life. A 2013 study conducted by the University of Manchester School of Dentistry indicated that individuals experienced a substantial increase in their Oral Health Impact Profile score after receiving dental implants to replace missing natural teeth. The procedures also provided a boost to their self-confidence and overall happiness.
  • A smile makeover can help you live longer. If you feel better about your smile, you’ll smile more. And that can create beneficial changes in one’s body. A Wayne State University study of the facial expressions of baseball players on 1952 playing cards indicates that the players who smiled on their card lived up to seven years longer than those who didn’t smile.
  • A smile makeover can make you more popular. Surveys by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry indicate that 45 percent of respondents consider a smile to be a person’s most attractive asset, no matter their age, and 48 percent believe that a smile matters most in making a positive first impression. Three-quarters (74 percent) of those surveyed feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.

“Many of the factors that impact our happiness – social connections, our career, and our overall well-being – can be influenced by our smile,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist with a practice in central Phoenix. “Your cosmetic dentist can show you how a smile makeover can change your life!”

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