What were your resolutions this January 1st? Were any of them about taking better care of yourself? How about boosting your self-confidence or feeling more at ease?
As you start 2018 in Southampton, cosmetic dentistry may not feel like a top priority. However, if any of the above ring true with you, it could be the thing that helps you have a great year.
Although many people associate cosmetic dentistry in Southampton with looks and vanity, there’s much more than just the surface at play. As experienced cosmetic dentists at Smilemakers in Southampton, we know that deeper issues are touched when we alter someone’s smile.
Not just for looks
If you feel too self-conscious to smile, it affects how you feel about yourself and how you relate to others. You may have heard that 80-90% of communication is non-verbal. Your smile is a big part of that. When we first meet someone, within seconds we have formed an opinion of who they are, based on whether and how they smile. If you don’t smile or hold back on a smile or laugh when in company, others may subconsciously register you as being unfriendly, cold or withdrawn, which may prevent them from seeking you out in future. This could affect your work, social and romantic life, and like it or not, how others view us affects how we feel about ourselves.
Smiling also sets off an array of chemical reactions, including the release of dopamine and serotonin, and it can also boost the immune system and lower blood pressure. Still think cosmetic dentistry in Southampton is superficial?
How we can help
We offer a range of cosmetic procedures: from quick and simple teeth whitening to long-term restorations, from discreet, white fillings to porcelain veneers, all designed to brighten up your smile. For more in-depth cosmetic work, we also offer braces to realign your smile, and if you want to look at your face as a whole, talk to us about Botox and dermal fillers.
Yes, cosmetic dentistry in Southampton will give you a new look: it could also change how you feel about yourself, give you that 2018 confidence boost you were looking for make it your best year ever.