Increase Your Self-Confidence: A Beautiful Smile, Your Secret Weapon
Success and Self-Confidence
Self-confidence and success have a symbiotic relationship; they exist in progress harmony. Perception is reality – the more self confidence you have, the more likely you are to succeed.
Developing Your Self-Confidence
Although many of the factors affecting self-confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self-confidence.
A beautiful smile is one thing that you can control, and having a beautiful smile increases confidence and self-esteem. As your self-confidence builds you will feel better about yourself. When you feel better about yourself, other people will see you in a more positive light.
A beautiful smile makes you more attractive – smiling attracts people to you. Smiling more often changes your mood, and makes you look younger, hence also feel younger.
What Makes a Smiles Beautiful?
While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love.
What Dental Procedures Could Help My Smile?
Dentists are able to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve patients’ smiles. These procedures range from subtle changes to major repairs, fixing flaws such as discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing teeth.
Cosmetic procedures include bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping and contouring. Bleaching is a common and popular procedure that is used to whiten teeth and can be performed by a dentist in the office or under supervision at home. Dentists can also use a variety of methods to correct misshapen or crooked teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or plastic that are cemented over the front of teeth, and bonding is the use of tooth-colored material to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth. Tooth reshaping or contouring are used to alter the length, shape or position of teeth and are ideal for patients with normally healthy teeth seeking subtle changes in their smile.