At this happiest time of the year, we should all feel free to show our smiles. Unfortunately, many of us don’t feel free to smile as much as we like because we are self-conscious about the appearance of our teeth. Although cosmetic dentistry can help if this describes you, you may not be sure if it’s worth the investment. The holidays, though, make a good time to evaluate how you feel about your smile and make a decision about the value you would get from cosmetic dentistry.

Getting Ready to Celebrate

The most important aspect of having an attractive smile is feeling good when you look at yourself in the mirror. How you feel about your smile and yourself matters more than what anyone else thinks of you, so it’s worthwhile to take time to evaluate this when you’re getting ready to go out to a party, have company over, or visit with friends and family.

Take some time to look at  your smile in the mirror. Does it make you feel better about yourself? Does it make you feel worse? Is your self-opinion largely unaffected by your smile?

How Do You Behave in Public

Next, take the time to evaluate how your behavior is impacted by the appearance of your smile. Do you feel fully comfortable sharing your smile when you greet people? Are you able to laugh freely at jokes and any of the funny things that occur in the natural course of the holidays? Do you feel comfortable eating in public, knowing that people might see your teeth?

Or is it just the opposite? Do you intentionally give a close-lipped smile? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh? Are you trying to hide your teeth when you eat?

How Do Others Treat You?

With all the socializing going on, you’ll have the opportunity to gauge other people’s responses to your smile, using a mixture of new acquaintances and old. If you’re having trouble making a good impression on  new people, the problem may be your smile. People with good smiles are considered smarter, more attractive, and friendlier, so having a poor smile could be your problem. Also evaluate how old friends look when you smile. If they seem to be noticing a problem or averting their eyes, it may be because of your smile.

Good Smiles for Happier Holidays

Once you have made an assessment of how much your smile affects your self-worth, your involuntary social behavior, or how others treat you, it’s time to weigh the value of cosmetic dentistry. Think about how much better your holidays could be if you were free to smile, free to laugh, and free to enjoy a sense of self-worth when looking at your self in the mirror. If you consider these factors together, chances are you will realize the extreme value offered by cosmetic dentistry.

If you’re ready to finally make a decision in favor of getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of, please contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah, Georgia today for a consultation.