With the New Year now in full swing, it’s time to start evaluating your New Year’s resolutions and creating the plans to fulfill those resolutions. If you’re like other people, you’ll likely be thinking about career advancements you want to accomplish, weight you want to lose and adventures you want to take. But have you considered making a resolution to smile more? This simple resolution can have a drastic effect on your life that can create a positive impact that may surprise you. While those other resolutions are good, this one is simple enough that you should be able to accomplish it easily.
Why Smile More
Why should smiling more be on your New Year’s resolutions list? A huge variety of studies have shown that smiling has a myriad of positive effects on your life. Smiling can reduce stress, make you feel more confident, help you be more approachable and retrain your brain to be more positive. And while the actual truth behind the saying that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, the positive effects of smiling have been studied at length.
Take Care of Your Smile
If you don’t smile as much as you’d like to, have you considered that it might be because you don’t like the way your teeth look? This is incredibly common, and you’re not alone in the feeling. There are many people like you who don’t want to smile because they’re embarrassed about the way their teeth look. So, to fulfill your resolution to smile more, it’s time to start taking better care of that smile. The more you take care of your smile, the more it will take care of you.
Start establishing a healthy and regular dental hygiene routine. Brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis and avoid foods and drink that encourage decay and staining. Start seeing your dentist at least once every six months. As you take care of your teeth in a healthier way, you will start to see positive changes in your smile.
It’s entirely possible that the flaws in your smile can’t be fully fixed by a normal dental routine. In this case, it’s best to consult with your dentist in a personalized care plan that may involve cosmetic dental treatment.
Smile More Confidently
As you start to care more for your teeth and once you’ve created a plan with your dentist, you can start learning how to smile more confidently. Confidence through smiling can help you in your social and professional life. It can also greatly improve the way you think about yourself.
See Your Dentist
If you’re worried that you can’t improve your smile on your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist in Tega Kay. We can help you create and follow through with a personalized dental plan that’s right for you and your teeth. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help you fulfill your New Year’s smiling resolution.