How the appearance of your smile can impact your emotional health

Dr. M. H. Peters and his team at Peters Dental Associates find that many men and women want to improve the appearance of their smile. This is because imperfections of the teeth and gums can cause patients to avoid sharing their smile with others because they are embarrassed by the way it looks. Staining, breakage, lost teeth, and other blemishes can impact self-confidence. With cosmetic dentistry, our team of professionals in Houston, Texas can dramatically enhance the appearance of the smile while ensuring patients have better emotional health and wellbeing. This is because the act of smiling alone is beneficial for our emotional health, and continues to be one way in which patients can look and feel their best!

How does smiling benefit one’s emotional health?

The appearance of the smile can inhibit patients from smiling at others. However, with the use of cosmetic dentistry, patients will enjoy all the benefits of smiling, including:

  • Improved mood. Even if you don’t feel happy, the simple act of smiling can still release mood-boosting neurotransmitters that can instantly improve how you feel. It can lower stress and help in combating the signs of depression. By proactively smiling, you can improve your overall mindset each day!
  • Improved relationships. Humans are naturally social, so when you smile and are more approachable to others, you can significantly improve the relationships of those around you, including friends, family, and coworkers.
  • Boost of productivity. Smiling can improve your mood, which in turn can lead you to be more confident in work situations. This can reduce stress and help you function at your best in your job and career.
  • Reduced pain levels. Studies have shown that smiling increases infection-fighting antibodies which create immunity cells. This improves immune system function and helps maintain overall health and wellness.

Ready to smile more with confidence?

Learn about cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your emotional health. Contact Peters Dental Associates of Houston, TX today at (281) 486-8061 to learn more about the procedures we offer. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite 100 at 2508 Bay Area Boulevard and accepts new patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care.

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