Your smile is an essential part of your first impression. Before you get a moment to say “hi,” chances are your smile has already said many things about you. Here’s what your smile could be saying for you.

“I’m Healthy”

dreamstime_s_31838723A white, straight smile conveys an impression of health. If you don’t have visible decay (or metal fillings that look like decay), missing teeth, or damaged teeth, then your smile tells someone you are healthy.

If you want your smile to say this about you, we recommend tooth-colored fillings or onlays to restore decay, dental implants to replace missing teeth, or porcelain veneers to eliminate chips or cracks.

“I’m Young”

The color of your teeth is a clue that people subconsciously use to gauge your age. If your teeth are discolored, they will make you look older, no matter what your actual age.

If your teeth are discolored, tooth whitening can turn back the clock on your visible age.

“I’m Successful”

When people see a person with damaged or worn teeth, the assumption is that you don’t have enough money to fix your teeth. That’s definitely unfair, but it’s true.

The Catch-22 of this is that people who already have an attractive smile are much more likely to get hired and are more likely to be earning more money, so it can be hard for people who are not successful to get their smile fixed.

“I’m Smart”

A number of studies correlate taking care of your teeth with education levels. The people who have better education are more likely to practice good oral hygiene and get preventative care at a dentist.

And, really, this is another compelling truth. People who are smart know that caring for their teeth contributes to their overall health as well as their job prospects and romantic opportunities.

If you want to show the world how smart you are, make the smart move and call 336-765-2921 for an appointment at Robinson Dental Studio in Winston-Salem today.