In Pursuit of Happiness: Cosmetic Dentistry by a Philadelphia Dentist

In an article for She Knows, psychologist Ann Demarais, Ph.D. says that “when your teeth look white and sparkly, you can relax, be in the moment and laugh. You are more confident and radiant.”

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However, Demarais explains further that “the mere act of putting your mouth in the shape of a smile changes the blood flow to the brain and actually makes you feel happier.” Following this thought, those who don’t smile as much might end up feeling and looking sadder:

“Being unhappy with your smile usually means you don’t do it very often – which means you aren’t reaping the benefits outlined above. People who avoid smiling usually do so because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth… [it makes] them feel ashamed about the appearance of their smile.”

It’s sad to know that a smile can be double-edged, too: while it should express joy and make some people happy, it can also be a hindrance to lifting the moods and spirits of others.

Thankfully, it’s the 21st century – technology is evolving, and science has been kind. Through cosmetic dentistry, people who are unhappy about how their smiles look can have a makeover done for their teeth. The noted Philadelphia dentist Thomas DeFinnis, DMD of Wynnewood Dental Arts is one professional in the area who can help you accomplish this, if you want to improve the appearance of your smile.

The services of a Philadelphia cosmetic dentist include, but are not limited to, correcting blemishes on the front teeth with porcelain veneers, and whitening teeth with light-activated bleaching systems.

Everyone deserves to be happy, so don’t let your teeth keep you from being so.

(Source: Smile More, Feel More Confident, She Knows, August 15, 2011)

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