Whether you’re interviewing for a job, on a first date, or in another new situation, making a good first impression is crucial.
So, how do you make a good first impression? A lot has to do with how you approach the conversation. Do you make eye contact? Is your handshake firm? Are you prepared for your initial meeting with subject matter knowledge or insightful questions? Can you practice active listening?
Another key? Starting off with a smile.
What does a smile communicate to your new acquaintance? According to a Kelton study for Invisalign, a healthy smile communicates success, attractiveness, a more active social life, and even a better personality. Plus, people tend to mirror the emotions they see on other’s faces, so smiling can also make your counterpart happier.
Scientific American also notes that smiling can increase your happiness. Research shows that facial expressions not only reflect our emotions, but also enhance them. The advice “fake it until you make it” may be worth taking after all.
If you’re self-conscious about a crooked or discolored smile, you could be sacrificing a great first impression and sabotaging your own personal happiness and well-being.
Restorative and cosmetic dentistry is designed with these concerns in mind. From simple cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or teeth bonding, to more comprehensive smile designs, the transformation to a youthful, lasting smile is truly remarkable. Wondering which procedure is right for you? Options include the following:
Boger Dental offers comfortable, convenient restorative and cosmetic dentistry options. Procedures typically involve only two to three office visits. Our team will tailor a plan to your unique needs and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Schedule an appointment to find the smile plan that's right for you.