Can a Confident Smile Improve Your Quality of Life?

If your oral health is particularly bad, then the impact on your comfort and daily life can be almost tangible. A variety of dental diseases can cause toothaches and other discomfort, and the need for advanced dental treatment can complicate an already hectic schedule. Yet, the true impact your smile has on your overall quality of life may go deeper than just its health. Southlake cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright, takes pride in helping patients find joy in their smiles, and patients with improved smiles don’t usually have to wait long to begin reaping the benefits of a healthy, confident smile.

Your Brain, Smiling

There’s a reason why we automatically associate smiling with positivity, and a really good reason, at that. The truth is, we have little control over the feel-good aura of smiling. Every time your face lights up with a smile, your contracting facial muscles slightly change the shape of certain thin facial bones, allowing increased bloodflow to the frontal lobe of your brain, as well as the release of feel-good chemicals, like dopamine. When others see you smile and smile in return, you’re essentially spreading the joy of your smile to those around you. If you’re self-conscious about your smile because of a few cosmetic blemishes, you might not be as inclined to show it as often as you normally would. In fact, along with the actual lack of any mirth, smile self-consciousness is a common reason for people to choose not to smile.

A Smile You’ll Want to Show

So how do you overcome your shyness and begin enjoying your smile? Improving its appearance often helps. Dr. Wright has a wealth of experience crafting cosmetic dentistry treatment plans to improve the size, shape, look, and color of less-than-perfect teeth. A customized smile makeover can revamp your smile’s visage with a combination of case-specific treatments, which may include one or more of the following;

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Gum contouring
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain dental crowns
  • Dental implants (if one or more teeth are missing or need to be extracted)

About Your Southlake Cosmetic Dentist:        

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