What Happens When those Masks Come Off?

noticeIf you’re looking for love, it may not be your sparkling eyes or shining hair that catches your dreamboat’s attention.

Your grandmother’s adage turns out be true, after all: The first thing people notice about you is your smile. A survey for USA Today by Philips Sonicare found that 47% of respondents chose a great smile as the feature that most attracted them. Second was eyes, with 31%.

People with beautiful smiles have more dates, according to a recent study conducted by Kelton. The same study also revealed that two in five respondents said they would not go on a second date with someone who had unsightly teeth. Online singles are 57% more likely to contact someone whose photo shows off a pretty smile.

Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance. A person’s smile is arguably the most memorable feature after a first encounter.  Most of us can easily picture someone we’ve met with a million-dollar smile. You don’t forget it.  What’s more, we tend to equate their smile with a level of confidence or warmth or even intelligence.  You may be surprised to hear that a smile is rated more powerful than the spoken word, according to a survey done by the American Academy of Dentistry. Your teeth and smile are perceived by others as a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself and how you take care of yourself.

Many of us take our smiles for granted – those gleaming grins can only be maintained with regular dental care and daily practice of positive dental habits.  But don’t despair if the smile you have doesn’t match the smile you want! Our team at Barbara Bell DDS, PA would love to help you discover just how easy it is to transform your teeth and give you the confidence you’ve been looking for with a gorgeous smile.

If you’re constantly hiding less-than-perfect teeth, this may be the month to think about creating the smile you’ve always wanted. It’s never too late. And it may be easier and faster than you think.

If you need more convincing, consider these findings.  Nearly three in five respondents would rather have a nice smile than clear skin. And nearly 90% would give up something they like to have a pretty smile for the rest of their lives.

Not only can a dazzling smile turn heads your way, but it will boost your spirits and self-esteem. 

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