Submitted by Dr. Jagruti Patel D.D.S.

Our smile is a great indicator of how we feel! It is amazing how your mood improves when you smile. It is impossible to smile without raising your emotional mood! A smile expresses warmth and acceptance. It demonstrates that all will be well and life is okay. It brightens your day like rays of sunshine passing through thick clouds.

It plays a big role in a person’s self esteem, health and sometimes the general outlook. It also affects how others see you, and dramatically affect’s one’s personal and business success. Your smile does make a difference on how people relate to you and how they treat you. When you have a beautiful, healthy smile, you appear confident, successful and friendly and people have a tendency to remember you.

As part of your smile, your teeth are one of the main indicators of beauty. Your teeth and mouth set the stage. They are part of the first impression you make. Common feeling among people is that our oral appearance is linked to how smart we are. Three fourths of all Americans seem to think that an unattractive smile can affect a person’s financial and career success.

Today, there are lots of different ways one can improve their smile. There are tooth colored fillings or porcelain veneers and crowns that can address unattractive gaps, irregularly shaped teeth, discolored teeth or cracked teeth. You can brighten a dull smile with various types of teeth whitening treatments.