A Great Smile Says a Lot About You

Ever hear of the halo effect? It’s a term coined more than 100 years ago by researcher Edward Thorndike. He was describing how one particular aspect of a person could influence what others think about them. And we know that one of those key aspects is sporting a beautiful smile.

man and woman with white teeth smilingA few years back, Match.com made the headlines with their online survey of more than 5,000 individuals. In the survey, both men and women ranked nice teeth as one of the top factors they looked for in considering a potential date. Other studies over the years have provided similar feedback, like the Kelton survey that showed that 48% of people thought that attractive smiles were one of the most memorable features when meeting someone for the first time.

Numerous other studies throughout the years have pointed to healthy smiles:

  • Helping indicate overall hygiene
  • Relating to personal self-esteem and confidence levels
  • Improving job prospects
  • Providing a more youthful appearance
  • Making people seem more trustworthy

Do You Need to Improve Your Smile?

 At the South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we can improve your smile with a variety of modern, safe and long-lasting procedures:

  • Dental implants to replace damaged or lost teeth
  • Crown lengthening or gum contouring to correct “gummy smiles” (where teeth can look shorter than average since gum tissue is overly prominent
  • Gum grafts and gum rejuvenation procedures to restore receding gums
  • Guided tissue and bone regeneration
  • Laser-assisted periodontal treatments (LANAP®)
  • Minimally invasive surgery to reduce orthodontic treatment time for adults

Don’t Miss Out on a Great Smile

There’s no doubt that a beautiful smile can go a long way to making you feel good about yourself and helping you connect with others. If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to damaged, loose or missing teeth, we can help.

Schedule an appointment and let us show you how!