With the nights drawing in, it might seem as if there is less to smile about, but it’s really good for you to smile even when you don’t feel like it. Putting a smile on your face can help to turn around a lousy day because it prompts a chemical reaction in the brain.
What Happens When You Smile?
When you smile, your brain releases feelgood neurotransmitters that include dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, and even a less than genuine smile releases these chemicals if you hold it for a minute or more. The great thing about this chemical reaction is that it can elevate your mood quite quickly, and it affects your body chemistry in other ways too. When you smile frequently, it boosts your immune system, can alleviate pain and lowers blood pressure. Also, when you smile frequently, people tend to treat you differently as it makes you look more attractive and more approachable. People who smile often tend to be more successful in careers and relationships, and best of all, smiling is contagious! When you smile at someone, the natural reaction is to smile back, spreading a little more happiness.
But if you are embarrassed about your teeth or have dental problems in Newcastle, it isn’t quite so easy to smile freely.
What to Do If You Don’t Feel Confident Smiling
If you don’t feel confident smiling, there are lots of things we can do to help you here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. We have an excellent range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments in Clarington and which will have you smiling freely and confidently. Some of these procedures are relatively quick and inexpensive, and you will discover more when you visit our dentist for a checkup.
When you book your checkup, it is worth scheduling a hygiene appointment at the same time, and especially if it has been six months or more since you had your teeth cleaned professionally. Sometimes, a hygiene appointment is enough to ensure you can smile more confidently, removing plaque and tartar build-up and some surface stains, so your teeth look brighter and feel smooth and clean. Otherwise, our dentist can discuss treatments that could help you based on your dental exam and after discussing your aims.
Initially, it is important to treat any dental issues such as failing fillings or untreated cavities or gum problems. Restorative treatments will protect and preserve your teeth. When you have a healthy mouth it helps to provide a good foundation for other cosmetic dental treatments in Courtice and ensures you can enjoy your newly refreshed smile for longer.
Treatments That Could Help You
Treatments include dental bonding to mend small chips or cracks in front teeth or porcelain veneers to cover the front surfaces of these teeth entirely. A professional teeth whitening treatment will brighten your smile quickly and safely and is far more effective than anything available over the counter or online. We can create beautiful porcelain crowns to cover teeth substantially damaged by decay or trauma and restore your smile while protecting the tooth underneath. Porcelain bridges can replace missing teeth or ask about dental implants, which are the most advanced and long-lasting way to restore lost teeth. Perhaps your teeth are crooked? We can provide Invisalign braces that are nearly invisible once in the mouth and are very effective at straightening teeth.
There are so many possibilities to help brighten your teeth, and just imagine, by the time the festive season arrives, you could have a beautiful smile that you will love to share.