The Link Between Great Smiles and High Confidence | Dentist Arana Hills Improving your smile benefits more than just your teeth. In fact, recent studies have proven that people with healthier teeth, who smile more often, can have increased levels of happiness, overall health, and even improve their careers and love lives.

What does this mean for people who feel their smiles are not all they can be? It means they’re more likely to be unhappy with various aspects of their life, and less confident in daily life.

Fortunately, dental advancements mean that anybody’s smile can be improved! Consider the ways that getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of can make you a happier, healthier and more successful person, and then take a look at some of the treatment options DentArana offers to improve your smile!

How a better smile can improve your life

Having a smile that you’re proud of can improve your life in a myriad of ways. It’s not just the physical smile itself, but the confidence it can instill. Here are seven ways that you can benefit from having a healthier smile, and therefore smiling more often.

  • Improves career possibilities – A recent study by Oral B discovered that people with white teeth are perceived to earn nearly $17,000 more annually than those with discoloured teeth, and a good smile doubles the perception of having a university education.
  • Reduces stress – Another study had subjects to hold chopsticks between their teeth, forcing them to either create a neutral smile, a standard smile or a genuine smile. Then, subjects participated in a series of stressful activities. Subjects who produced a genuine smile during these activities recovered with lower heart rates much quicker than non-smiling participants. Reduced stress means more confidence!
  • Improves cooperation and relationships – Researchers in another study explored the relationship between smiling and cooperation. They had participants play a rewards-based cooperation game. Participants were initially shown a picture of their partner either smiling or not smiling. Seeing a partner smiling strongly improved trust, leading to more successful results.

Smiling is contagious

Ever notice that if you smile at people they to smile back?  This because mirror neurons in the brain mimic the body language and facial expressions of those near us.  When you smile you can activate a person’s mirror neurons and cause them to smile.  And as discussed in the previous section, once someone starts smiling they actually start feeling more positive.  The end result is the person will feel more positive around you.

Five Dentarana differences for your smile

Tooth whitening. Whitening your teeth not only improves your appearance but your confidence as well! Tooth whitening allows you to remove light to moderate stains and discolouration from teeth. At DentArana, we offer gentle, supervised take-home dental whitening kits. This tooth whitening method is ideal for patients who want to perform whitening at their own convenience, and in the comfort of their own home. You wear our customised trays for 1 hour in morning and 1 hour at night, and

within a week you will notice a distinct improvement in colour, in most cases 4 – 5 shades.

White fillings. White fillings not only restore teeth but they provide aesthetic benefits, which our patients love. Tooth-coloured fillings can be closely matched to the colour of your existing teeth. As the materials continue to improve, white fillings have also become more and more ideal for treating back teeth. If you wish to have your silver fillings replaced with white fillings, even if your tooth is neither cracked nor discoloured, our dentists can help.

Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be miracle workers for small imperfections in teeth and smile. They are perfect for revitalising the surface of your tooth, hiding unsightly staining and/or discolouration, covering chipped teeth, closing gaps between teeth, and hiding misaligned teeth.

Dentures. Dentures are removable replacement teeth designed to resemble your natural teeth so that they look appropriate in you mouth and your smile will be complete. Dentures improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures improve chewing ability and speech while providing support for facial muscles, reducing sag in the tissues above. Eat better, look better, feel better, and be more confident!

Facial Rejuvenation. DentArana goes beyond dentistry in our commitment to improving your appearance and confidence. We also offer facial rejuvenation, comprised of:

Give us a call, or stop by and discuss how we can improve your appearance and confidence.

DentArana is your partner in health

DentArana provides Family Dentistry in Arana Hills. Our goal is to make quality dental care affordable, and help you achieve maximum oral and overall health! DentArana can help you with all your dental needs, from clean and scales to bridges and dentures. We offer late and Saturday hours!

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Call us on (07) 3351 3366 or request your appointment online today!