5 Benefits of Having a Beautiful Smile

Our teeth are important. Really important. They allow us to speak and chew. But, more than that, our teeth allow us to share our beautiful smiles with the world. Unfortunately, an unhealthy or lackluster smile can make sharing our smiles more difficult (and embarrassing!).

Don’t let a dull smile hold you back–schedule an appointment with Dr. Russell Cureton at North Salinas Dental today. Our compassionate team can help you get the healthy, traffic-stopping smile of your dreams. Request your appointment by calling our Salinas, CA, dental office at (831) 449-8363 or by submitting a message online here.

In this post, Dr. Cureton and his team explore the five benefits of having a beautiful smile. You won’t believe how number three will affect your social life!

1.    A beautiful smile is good for your health.

Typically, cosmetic dental treatments address aesthetic issues that don’t necessarily enhance or support oral health. However, some cosmetic solutions–like Invisalign®–can help patients get a perfectly uniform smile that’s also healthier.

Crooked teeth are much harder to clean because uneven teeth create hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. As a result, these nooks and crannies accumulate food debris and bacteria, which leads to plaque build-up, cavities, and gum disease.

Straightened teeth, however, expose these nooks and crannies, making brushing and flossing a breeze. Subsequently, patients with straight teeth often develop fewer cavities, avoid gum disease, and prevent other health issues, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Neurological damage
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Cancer

So, if you want a straighter, healthier smile, Invisalign might be a good place to start!

2.   A gleaming grin can make you more successful.

Did you know that there is a term for a genuine smile? It’s called a Duchenne smile. And, research suggests that Duchenne smiles may help people focus better and think more critically about ‘big picture’ ideas.

As a result, people who frequently smile with genuine happiness tend to be more productive and successful. So, improving your smile may be your ticket to getting your dream career!

3.   Score more dates with a stunning smile.

Research shows that smiling in your online-dating profile pictures could completely change your love life. In fact, the data suggest that, of all the most ‘liked’ profiles, approximately four in five men and three in five women have toothy, beautiful smiles in their pictures.

So, if you want to take your dating profile to the next level, then focus on improving your smile. Even simple solutions–like professional teeth whitening–could amplify your image and score you more dates.

4.   A nice smile can make you feel happier.

When our teeth and gums are healthy, it’s easier to share our smiles freely. And, when we share our smiles freely, our brains release chemicals, like:

  • Stress-fighting neuropeptides
  • Energy-inducing endorphins
  • Mood-boosting serotonin
  • Feel-good dopamine

These chemicals all work together to help us feel happier and more at ease. So, enhancing your smile with cosmetic dental treatments could give you much-needed stress and anxiety relief!

5.   Healthy, beautiful smiles lead to a longer life.

According to one study, a healthy, beautiful smile could lead to a longer life. The study found that elderly people who still had all of their natural teeth lived longer than people who were missing even one tooth. So, don’t neglect daily oral hygiene or regular dental visits! Otherwise, you might be taking years off your life.

Get a Beautiful Smile with our Salinas Dentist

If you’re ready to get the award-winning smile you’ve always dreamed of, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Cureton today. He and his team will happily help you get the healthy, brilliant smile you deserve.

Call (831) 449-8363 or send us a message here to request your appointment now.

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