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Smiling Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Ann Arbor Dentist

As the song goes: When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. Dentists know that this verse still rings true today. When you smile — that is, when you’re not afraid to open your mouth and show your teeth —you convey a sense of well-being and confidence. And, indeed, everyone wants to smile with you. In fact, it’s contagious. People respond to a healthy, shiny smile. It doesn’t matter if they’re a prospective dating partner or a future boss.

As the song goes: When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. Dentists know this verse still rings true today. When you smile — that is, when you’re not afraid to open your mouth and show your teeth — you convey a sense of well-being and confidence. 

Truly everyone wants to smile with you. In fact, it’s contagious. People respond to a healthy, shiny smile. It doesn’t matter if they’re a potential date or a future boss.

The Facts

Research shows that smiling improves health, relieves stress and lowers your blood pressure. It improves your mood and, in a culture obsessed with youth, lifts your face and makes you look younger. This can have a profound effect on your overall quality of life.

To keep your smile for a long time, you need to take care of yourself. You need to show you have confidence. And if you are hiding your smile because your teeth are yellowed, missing or deteriorating, you may be missing out on some of the joys — and intimacies — of life.

Seek Professional Help

See a dentist to find options for enhancing and restoring your smile. Our dentists are able to offer a wide range of cosmetic and restorative options. Some people don’t look into dental treatment, even when they need it, because they’re afraid of the procedure, have immense dental anxiety, or another reason. 

The good news is these techniques have come a long way thanks to advances in science and technology. However, most importantly, Dr. Stevenson “seeks to create a positive and welcoming environment where people can feel comfortable and know that they are valued.”

There is a world of options for you and your teeth. By taking control and consulting a cosmetic dentist, you will discover that improving your smile is not as difficult as you may have thought. You’ll be able to restore your smile and your confidence. And that will give you back your quality of life.

What You May Need

What you may need to help improve your smile will likely be unique to you because everyone has their own needs. For some people this may be one or two cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and/or dental bonding.

Others may need dentures, dental implants, or dental bridges if they’re missing teeth. If you grind your teeth at night and stopping that would improve the look and feel of your teeth then a night guard is probably for you. Some people might need multiple of these procedures, and some might just need to brush and floss on a more consistent basis.

Ready for an Appointment?

To learn more about our Ann Arbor dentists and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (734) 201-1610. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in Ann Arbor, MI.

This blog post has been updated.