Smiles are universal symbols that communicate happiness, warmth and sympathy- it reflects your personality and your unique sense of self. At NoBull Dental, we value individual smiles and are happy to provide support to those who wish to improve or change their smile. With our unique SmileSIM technology, we can show you what your smile can look like before any procedures are done so you can easily communicate your new smile vision with your dentist.
In many cultures, understanding the value of a smile is priceless. Smiling is a non-verbal facial expression that points towards the emotion of “happiness.” A genuine smile is actually called a Duchenne smile, after neurologist Guillaume Duchenne, which includes muscles beyond just the mouth but the eyes as well. A Duchenne smile helps decipher the difference between a ‘real’ smile and a ‘fake’ smile. All smiling involves contraction of the zygomatic major muscles, which lifts the corners of the mouth. But a Duchenne smile is characterized by the additional contraction of the orbicularis oculi, crumpling the skin around the eyes into crows’ feet- who knew!?
Smiling is an easy way to communicate warmth and empathy. A genuine smile helps you connect with people on a deeper level and helps boost your mood as well as those around you. Smiling puts people at ease, makes a good first impression and creates an inviting and welcoming atmosphere.
Confidence and Professionalism
Not only does a genuine smile show you are confident in yourself and your abilities but it also helps to communicate professionalism. If you can smile naturally during conversations, laugh and talk with ease, you generally exudes more confidence than people who don’t smile.
A Positive Outlook on Life
According to one study, a genuine smile helps you build connections and display positive qualities that predict better outcomes throughout your life. Having a positive mindset, along with a genuine smile, builds personal confidence and contributes to an overall positive outlook on life.
No matter what your smile looks like, smiling every day will only radiate positivity and create a happy atmosphere for you and those around you. If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth or are thinking about enhancing your smile, NoBull Dental is here for you to take the first step. Learn how SmileSIM can help jump start your journey to a happier, healthier smile.