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Have you been considering a smile makeover? We understand it might be something you put off, but maybe that’s because you don’t appreciate all the potential benefits that you might get from a smile makeover. Here are some of the things that you might enjoy after you get your smile makeover.

Be Happy with Your Smile

The chances are that nobody but you knows how unhappy you are with the appearance of your smile. Maybe you’ve never told anyone, or maybe you’ve tried and they just didn’t understand.

But for many people, being unhappy with your smile is a daily pain. Not only do you have the moments when you’re alone and looking into the mirror, but there are the times out in public where you find yourself consciously suppressing your smile.

Whether you used to love your smile or if you’ve never been happy with your smile, we can help. Cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile or give you one that you love for the first time in your life.

Happier Days Are Here Again

Being happier with your smile will help you enjoy life again.

There are many benefits of smiling, and one of them is that it actually makes you happier. Our bodies are set up so that we don’t just smile because we’re happy, but smiling helps make us happy.

And you’ll find that you get a lot more enjoyment from social occasions than you used to. In the past, self-consciousness might have kept you from smiling or caused you to suppress your smile. This kept you from truly enjoying yourself. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel when you just let yourself relax and smile.

Better Health

The benefits of a smile makeover aren’t just in the appearance of your teeth. The health and beauty of your teeth are closely linked. And your oral health is closely linked to your overall health.

Maybe you used to find it hard to eat certain foods. You might have had tooth sensitivity or just found it hard to bite and chew certain foods. Avoiding healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and favoring processed foods can increase your risk for many chronic health conditions.

And unhealthy teeth can also increase your health risks. Gum disease not only makes your gums red and inflamed, can make your teeth crooked, and cause other cosmetic problems–it can put you at higher risk for heart disease, kidney disease, and even dementia and early death.

An unhealthy bite can also contribute to symptoms you may not have thought were linked, like headaches or ringing in the ears. Improving your bite can resolve these and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD).

Enjoy Food More

If eating food is hard or unpleasant because of unhealthy teeth, you’re not going to enjoy it as much as you used to. You can’t bite or chew foods effectively, and they may get caught in your teeth more often. This makes it hard to enjoy eating.

Poor dental health can also negatively affect your sense of taste. Gum disease or infected teeth can lead to a chronic bad taste in your mouth–and bad breath, too. It’s hard to enjoy food with these unpleasant tastes in your mouth.

Dentures can make it hard to enjoy food. There’s the problem that many dentures aren’t effective and it’s hard to eat with them in. But they also interfere with your ability to taste food. Taste isn’t just in your tongue, it’s all over in your mouth, and when your dentures cover so much of your mouth, it’s harder to enjoy the taste of your favorite foods. But dental implants can replace teeth without interfering with taste. You’ll find that there’s a wonderful increase in flavors again!

Find a New Job

You shouldn’t get a smile makeover expecting to get a new job. This is something that just can’t be guaranteed. But that being said, having a more attractive smile certainly won’t hurt your chances of getting a new job. Employers are more likely to hire people with straight, white smiles.

The same goes for getting a promotion at your current work. People who smile look like they’re enjoying their work and have better relationships with coworkers, both characteristics that can help improve your odds of a promotion.

Overall, studies show that an attractive smile could improve your lifetime earnings by 5% or more!

Meet a New Love

Of course, your smile makeover won’t automatically make someone fall in love with you. That would be too much to hope for. But if you are looking for a new love in your life, having a brighter smile can be a definite advantage.

When surveyed, both men and women say that an attractive smile is the most important thing they’re looking for in a potential date. And many say they wouldn’t go on a second date with someone who has an unattractive smile, even if they seem like a good person otherwise.

How Will a New Smile Change Your Life?

If you’ve been considering a smile makeover, there’s no time like the present to finally get it done. The longer you wait, the more damage your teeth and overall health might experience. But if you act now, these are just some of the many benefits you might experience.

To learn how you can enjoy the benefits of a new, beautiful smile in Harriman or surrounding areas of Orange County, please call (845) 783-6466 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Harriman Family Dental.