attractive young woman takes a selfie and smilesAt Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry, “Creating Smiles That Change Lives” is not just a slogan, it’s our goal. We understand that many people might not think a new smile could really change their lives, but we have seen it because we achieved it for many of our patients. 

Still not convinced? Here are seven of the ways that a new smile could change your life. 

Greater Confidence

One of the most essential aspects of having a beautiful smile is how it impacts your self-image. Your smile is an essential part of how you see yourself, and if you don’t feel confident in it, it can diminish your confidence overall. 

Improving your smile can give a boost to your confidence. If nothing else, this can change your life, helping you feel better about yourself. 

Improved Health

We often think about getting a new smile as being a cosmetic change, but it’s more than that. Cosmetic dentistry can improve your health, too. The health and beauty of your teeth are closely linked, so procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth can improve their health, too. 

And oral health is an important contribution to overall health. Making your teeth healthier can reduce related risks, such as heart disease, diabetes complications, and more. 

Less Pain

We don’t like to focus on pain too much, because the mere absence of pain is not a good indication that your mouth is healthy. But it’s true: if your teeth are hurting you, getting a new smile can help eliminate that pain

And many times it can help other pain in the body. People with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD)’ can experience headaches, neck pain, and more symptoms related to teeth that don’t fit together properly, creating strain on the jaw joints. Improving the function and appearance of teeth with a full mouth reconstruction can reduce or eliminate these pains. 

Enjoy More Foods

If your teeth hurt, it can make you avoid foods that increase the pain. Temperature sensitivity can make you give up cold foods like ice cream or iced drinks or hot foods like coffee or pizza fresh from the oven. Pressure sensitivity can make you give up hard foods like popcorn, and if your gums separate from your teeth, you might give up sharp foods that can slip between like chips. Steak, corn on the cob, and crisp apples, are just a few more of the foods we know people have given up because of the state of their teeth. 

But with a new smile, you can get rid of these problems and go back to enjoying all your favorite foods again. 

New Job or Promotion

Let’s be clear, there’s no guarantee that getting a new smile will lead to a new job or a promotion, but studies show that people with whiter, straighter teeth are more likely to be hired and more likely to be offered a higher salary. 

And it makes sense. If you are confident in your smile, you are more likely to be more assertive in a job interview or in meetings at work. You will have the confidence to attend work lunches that put you on the inside track to promotion. This can improve your odds of getting a new job or a promotion at your current workplace. 

New Romance

As with a new job, there’s no guarantee that getting a new smile will open up new romantic opportunities, but the evidence is clear that it could. 

Again, confidence plays a big role here. But surveys show that an attractive smile is one of the most important things people are looking for when considering profiles on Internet dating sites. It’s often the most sought-after trait. And the impact goes beyond just getting a first date–many people say that an unattractive smile is a reason why they might not go on a second date with someone. 

So although there are no guarantees, it seems that this could make a big difference in your love life. 

Greater Happiness

Perhaps most importantly, having a new smile can make you happier. Of course, all the above factors such as greater confidence, better health, and enjoying more foods, not to mention a better job and more romance, could all improve your happiness, but there’s an even simpler way it can make you happier. 

If you dislike your smile, you get in the habit of suppressing it. That’s unfortunate, because smiling makes you happier. We don’t just smile because we’re happy, we’re happy because we smile. Feeling free to smile can make it easier for you to enjoy all the great things in life, which will contribute to your overall happiness. 

Looking for a Life-Changing Smile in Medford, MA?

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you wish you could do something about it? We are here to help. 

To learn more about how a new smile could change your life, please call (781) 396-8558 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry in Medford, MA.