Smile like you mean it: how dental care and happiness are related

My collaboration with GQ Portugal keeps going from strength to strength and I decided to write an article on a topic that I see every day whilst doing my job: having a nice smile means much more than just having nice teeth!

It means happiness and health, and those are the things that make us live life with dignity and to its fullest.

It’s no surprise that nowadays, the state of our mouth and teeth greatly affect the perception that others have of us, and there are many studies that indicate that people with a nice smile are seen as friendlier, healthier and more intelligent than those with crooked teeth.

Our teeth are a sign of our way of life: do we care about ourselves enough to properly maintain a hygiene routine and take pride in our appearance? If so, people will, of course, be much more likely to trust us.

Self-esteem and happiness aside, having a nice smile is also crucial to keeping our body in good health. Having misaligned or decaying teeth can have serious effects on our posture, mastication process and speech.

Luckily, there’s a lot that can be done nowadays to correct a misaligned smile, and with new technologies that are at our disposal, it’s even possible to plan a smile and see how it will look before the procedure.

We do this every day at the White Clinic® and one of the most rewarding parts of being a dentist is to see the patients’ faces when they realize what a transformation their smile has been through!

You can read the full article here.

 

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