There have been numerous studies stating that a “nice smile” is one of the most important, or even the most important, in rating the attractiveness of a person (usually after a good personality). Smiling even makes us look and feel more attractive, since it can trick the body into thinking that we’re in a good mood and also releases endorphins, natural pain killers. It can make us appear more trustworthy and can actually improve the quantity of tips in customer service jobs.
Remember to practice good oral hygiene: brush at least twice a day, floss daily, use mouthwash frequently, use a tongue scraper to control bad breath, and make regular visits with your dentist. In addition, a whitening treatment can do wonders for your smile. Consider a professional whitening treatment if your budget allows for it, or invest in at-home treatments like Crest Whitestrips (~$40). While you may not want to splurge (and I’m normally an advocate of saving money), you’ll be amazed at the results and your increase in confidence, which might be worth the purchase. Don’t overdo it though; excessive use of whitening treatments can be damaging to your tooth enamel. Also, be sure to limit the use of tooth-staining items such as coffee and cigarettes (which will also aid with your money-saving!).
Having a brighter, cleaner smile can make you look and feel younger and more attractive, so take some steps toward enhancing yours today!