Smiling impacts how you feel and how you make others feel. Does smiling keep you in love? Perhaps, if smiling is accompanied by kind words and thoughtful gestures, but it’s the quality of your smile that matters too. Not only does a perfect smile make you more attractive, if you’re happy about the condition and appearance of your teeth, you’ll be more confident in love and in life. Maybe marriages last when the people who are in them smile together.
To Each Their Own Perfect Smile
There was once a study where couples were asked to provide photos of themselves in their younger years. The study concluded that people who smiled more in those old photos were less likely to be divorced. Frowners, however, were five times more likely to get a divorce than people who do smile.
There are some flaws in this research. If you were polling people from two generations ago, there would be no way to assume that smiling had anything to do with successful marriages. If you’ve ever looked at old black and white photos from the early 1900s, you’ll see that there weren’t many smiles to be had. Few of those marriages ended in divorce.
Maybe one of the reasons people weren’t smiling, regardless of the state of their union, was because they didn’t have great teeth and could have used a smile makeover. Maybe if you do have great teeth now, it’ll make your love life that much more successful.
Why Your Smile Affects Your Love Life
Smiling is healthy. When our brains feel happy, we produce endorphins, and facial muscles are triggered to smile. This is a circle of happiness, you might call it, because the smiling muscles then signal to your brain, stimulating the internal reward system, and more happy hormones are produced. Happy brains create smiles. Smiles create happy brains. Plus:
- Smiling reflects a positive disposition. If you are generally upbeat about life, smiling comes naturally, and people will be drawn to your smile.
- Smiling attracts a happy partner. If you smile and your better half smiles, this combo may lead to a greater chance of a long-lasting relationship.
- Smiling is what you’re supposed to do. When the photographer says, “Cheese,” some people smile, even if they’re not feeling it. They follow the rules, so to speak, and this might make them more agreeable and willing to compromise in a relationship.
- Smiling makes other people happy. If you’re happy and if you’re smiling at your partner and with your partner, your smiles will be contagious.
- Smiling makes YOU happy. If you’re feeling positive, you’ll be more likely to see quirks in a relationship where there could be flaws, to see interesting viewpoints where they could be major disagreements. Maybe, if you keep smiling, you can continue to be happy with the one you love.
- Smiling reduces anxiety. Want to lower your blood pressure and heart rate? Try a smile on for size. You’ll be less likely to blow up when your partner leaves the dishes in the sink or forgets to take out the trash.
Turn Your Smile Perfect with a Smile Makeover
Your smile doesn’t have to be a perfect smile to keep your relationship strong, but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a smile you’re proud of. If you need to improve the appearance of your teeth, it’s time to talk about cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth could be healthier, you may need restorative dentistry.
It’s time to get happy and give your love life a boost. Contact Dr. Michael J. Wei to schedule a consultation to talk about the best route to your perfect smile.