The Profound Benefits of a Confident Smile

Your smile is many things, including one of the more dominant of your facial features, and the advantages of being proud of yours are equally as numerous. However, those and other benefits of a confident smile may elude you if you are not happy with yours. Certain cosmetic blemishes, like stained or crooked teeth, might not be preventable, but the self-consciousness in your smile that they can generate can be eliminated with the right cosmetic dental treatment. By bringing out your smile’s natural beauty, you can once again enjoy the benefits of a confident smile, including the boost in your own self-esteem.

What Your Smile Could Do for You

  • Your social presence—You might not exactly frown, but a penchant for trying to hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by it can make your appearance seem just as severe. On the contrary, confidence in your smile means you will show it easily and often, making you appear more approachable.
  • Your ability to handle stress—Smiling is a natural response when you feel relaxed and care-free, but did you know the act of smiling can actually contribute to that good feeling? Studies have shown that when tiny facial bones change position due to smiling, blood and oxygen flow better and your body releases small amounts of stress-relieving endorphins.
  • Your persona of confidence—Because your smile plays such a significant role in your overall appearance, a confident one can spread that confidence to your whole presence. When you feel and look more confident, others will perceive you as such, and may view you with more confidence, themselves.
  • Your surroundings—You may notice that when you see someone smiling, you automatically want to smile in return. The same is true for your own smile, meaning your confident smile may not only benefit you, but those around you as well.


As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.