One of the things that sometimes keeps people from getting a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedure is that they think it’s selfish. We imagine that cosmetic dentistry is just for us, but we neglect the fact that our smile has a dramatic impact on those around us. If self-consciousness is keeping you from smiling, you might not be the only one suffering as a result.

Smiling in the Family

One of the events that Colleen Sullivan talks about inspiring her to get a smile makeover is when she was collecting pictures from some of her happiest times and noticed she wasn’t smiling in any of them. Pictures of her honeymoon, a trip with her husband, and the birth of her first child all recorded with nothing more than the sparsest hint of a tight-lipped grin, the kind you might give if you were being forced to smile in unpleasant circumstances.

She’s probably not the only one who noticed. Imagine what her husband felt looking at those pictures. Do you think he thought she was happy? And what about her kids? How do you think they felt about her mother’s forced smile at all their special occasions?

Children with happier parents are more likely to be happy themselves, and a big part of that is the smile. A smile on your face inspires a smile on your child’s face, which makes you both happy.

If your child and your spouse don’t see your smile, they will be impacted.

Smiling at Work

And it’s not just in your personal life that your smile matters. In your professional life, your smile can make a big difference, not just to you, but to everyone in the office, and the higher you are are in rank, the more of a difference you will make.

Leadership consultant gives a list of 5 reasons why leaders should smile more, and it’s really insightful into the way your smile impacts the people you work with–and you. Smiling will make the office a more positive environment, put people at ease, build strong working relationships, and makes you everyone’s go-to person. Not only that, it reduces your stress and puts you in a better place for doing your job.

If you’re hiding your smile at work, chances are that people think you’re scowling at them. They don’t realize why you’re really hiding your smile.

Do It for You–and for Them

You are intimately aware of the reasons why you want a smile makeover. But if you look around you, you will realize that you’re not the only one who would benefit if you get a smile you will be happy to share.

If you want to learn about the benefits of a smile makeover for you, your family, and your coworkers, please call  today for an appointment with a Savannah cosmetic dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.