It seems these days we are inundated with bright, gleaming white, perfect smiles on advertisements, television, movies and in all media outlets. So, why do these ads put models with giant white smiles in them? I think it's because they are trying to convey a FEELING to you. You see that model smiling and laughing and you think...if I buy that product or service, I might feel that happy. But what about you? Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth, getting braces as an adult, or finding out if veneers could change your smile? Have you ever wondered if you could do anything about your smile to make it look....like a smile FEELS?
Let be honest...a beautiful smile DOES give you confidence and reflects how you feel on the inside. And a giant smile and laugh can even change how you feel - making you feel even happier. We all feel better when we are laughing! So what is a "beautiful smile?" As the old saying goes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." You know what makes you feel good about yourself when you walk out the door. You know that sometimes you feel like you can take on the world when you look and feel good. We aren't talking about vanity here...we are talking about letting your outside self be a good representation of who you are on the inside. Many people would love to be able to smile more, smile bigger and have a huge, uninhibited laugh. But, I see a lot of people who don't let their full smile show, or gracefully and subteley cover their mouth with their hand as they talk and laugh. I see a lot of people casually look down or look away when they laugh. It's probably because that person doesn't feel 100% confident and they are worried that their mouth isn't healthy and it's affecting their breath and their appearance. They don't want others to see their dark, stained, crooked teeth, missing teeth, loose dentures, metal wires and clasps, old dark fillings, red swollen gums and the like. So, to me, a beautiful smile is a way to reflect how we are feeling. You shouldn't have to think twice about smiling and laughing! Let it shine! And if you have to worry that you can't confidently laugh and smile, you are decreasing your chance at being even happier. Check out this article about how smiling can actually make you FEEL happier!
So, can we give you your confidence and your happiness back by improving your smile? Many times people assume that nothing can be done to make their smile look better. They say things like "oh I'm too old to do anything about my teeth now" or "I just assumed that I'm not a candidate for any procedures to fix my teeth" or "it would be too expensive to fix my teeth." In most cases, this just simply is not true and you should ask us what your options are. There are many cosmetic options available to enhance and correct your smile. And what you might not realize, is that there are many functional benefits to improving your smile...making your teeth stronger and last longer when they are worn and weakened. Some changes are not as expensive as you might think and I always remind patients not to overlook the VALUE of improving oral health and the look of their smile. Think about buying a car or planning a vacation...things we invest quite a bit of money in because we find value and worth and they help us enjoy our life. But, a healthy, confident, beautiful smile can do the same thing for you...perhaps even more than a car or a vacation! No matter what your issue is with your smile, please ask me what options are available for you. I want you to be able to smile with confidence and radiate the happiness that is trying to come out!
And by the way, we have our annual Spring Teeth Whitening Special going - 25% off all teeth whitening and you will be entered to win 4 tickets and a parking pass to the Celebrity Classic Royals game on June 20th. Now that's a great reason to smile!!
Ali Jones, D.D.S. - Dentist