Psychologists study everything as they attempt to make sense of the complex human experience. Fascinating research projects even provide insight into the power of smiles. While you may not know details about what MRI studies show about smiling, you understand that it’s an influential asset.
Long-distance runners experience the ability to run faster and further if they smile during competition. Romances start with a warm grin at social events, and even babies are shown to smile in the womb in response to a mother’s voice. Smiles start early and bolster success by nearly every measure throughout life.
Many factors affect our ability and desire to smile. While children smile up to 400 times per day, adults average 20 grins during the same period. The reasons why provide ample fuel for more research. But the physical attractiveness of our smile influences our self-esteem and confidence. If we feel good about our smile, we’ll bump up our daily average. And the opposite is true: if we’re embarrassed by our teeth, we tend to suppress our smile. The unintended consequences can be dramatic.
Modern cosmetic dentistry brings a broad range of options to enhance every smile. No matter what your concerns are, we offer solutions. When we see patients react to the changes we bring to their appearance, we just confirm what research shows: Smiles matter. They matter to our emotional well-being, to our relationships, to our social interactions, and to our career success. At City Smiles, our greatest reward comes from enriching the lives behind the gorgeous teeth.
Everyone has a vision of the perfect smile, and it’s essential that your smile fits you. That’s why Dr. Hill bases every cosmetic dentistry plan on genuine listening. Your desires provide the framework for our treatment. We encourage you to give us details about your teeth and even bring photos that help you define the smile you want to create. The phrase begin with the end in mind guides our care for you and leads to impressive results.
A Rewarding Change
Many patients discover that cosmetic dentistry offers more pathways to the perfect smile than they realized. You may be surprised to find that the majority of transformations take place in just one or two visits. And some changes to your smile don’t even require numbing. Even if you feel like you have really bad teeth, you deserve to find out how your smile can change your life.
In one study at Penn State University, those who smiled were not only judged by others to be more friendly and courteous, but more competent also. And other studies show that those with more attractive smiles are perceived as having higher levels of these positive attributes than those with less attractive teeth.
Guiding patients to a brilliant new smile highlights Dr. Hill’s advanced training in cosmetic dentistry. His passion for excellence means you’ll discover the potential in a confident grin, bringing warmth to every interaction. Call (314) 375-5353 in downtown St. Louis, (314) 678-7876 in Clayton or email us to schedule an appointment today.