“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

Mother Teresa

We smile a lot throughout the day, often not even noticing when or why we do. It costs nothing to smile, but yet the returns are amazing!

According to hundreds of studies and research, smiling is in fact contagious — and for good reason. Not only does smiling have great benefits for you and your health, it also spreads positivity to others. It tells people that you’re a warm and approachable person, and one of the most basic needs we have is to feel safe and comfortable wherever we are.

And that warmness is only the beginning of love. A person’s smile has been recorded as one of the top attractive traits in a person. If smiling is so powerful at the beginning of a relationship, imagine its power throughout one. It brings warmth, comfort, agreeability… all very important elements to a strong relationship. When you smile, you’re happy, your partner is happy, and everyone around you feels and responds to that.

Achieving a better, more attractive smile is not hard to do. The more time you invest in creating a better smile for yourself, the more you’ll receive in the long run! Happiness leads to better relationships with family and friends, more income at work, and more self-confidence.

Here are some ways you can achieve a better smile:

  • Whitening your teeth: Whiter teeth means a brighter smile. It stands out more, and also subconsciously signals your good oral health to others. There are plenty of over-the-counter products that promise whiter teeth, but the best route is to go into your dentist’s office for a professional teeth cleaning and whitening procedure.
  • Proper hygiene for good breath and healthy gums: Having a daily routine to clean your teeth and gums is important for good-looking teeth. Red and swollen gums due to poor hygiene can cause you to smile less, and having bad breath doesn’t help either. Brush often, use mouthwash, and floss daily to keep periodontal disease at bay.
  • Teeth straightening: Thanks to modern science and the advancements of technology, having straighter teeth is easier than ever. More adults today can afford braces, and veneers have become more affordable and effective.

What options are available for you?

Not sure what procedures you need for a better smile — and want to know more about what your insurance can do for your dental health? Schedule an appointment with our Long Beach dental office today, and speak with Dr. Stephen Coates about how you can achieve a better smile.

You can book using our online system, or call our dentistry at 562-434-6414.