One should never underestimate the power of flashing your pearly whites. A confident smile is enough to turn heads and capture the attention of those you encounter on a daily basis. Stretching the corners of your mouth is a small gesture but is powerful enough to change the way you are perceived as well as the way you feel about yourself.

How a Smile Affects Your Brain

Endorphins, a neurotransmitter responsible for you feeling happiness, can be triggered by contracting the muscles in your face. A smile can stimulate your brain to release this chemical, making you feel more relaxed and joyful. Even when you don’t feel like smiling, the ‘facial feedback hypothesis’ phenomenon occurs, in effect tricking you to be happier.

How a Smile Affects Your Body

Did you know that the act of smiling has a great impact on your health? A recent study shows that hospitalised children who were entertained by puppeteers and storytellers had higher white blood cell counts than the children who weren’t visited. A simple smile helps the body produce more white blood cells than usual, improving your body’s ability to fight illnesses and making your immune system stronger.

How a Smile Affects People Around You

A genuine smile connotes kindness and approachability. When you constantly wear a smile on your face, you are more likely to draw people towards you. Smiles are also contagious and can leave a positive impact on those you interact with. Socialising becomes easier, even for introverts, and smiling can uplift your spirits and boost your self-confidence.

Getting that Confident Smile

Established by Dr Julian Ede and Dr John Leach, Sardinia Dental has been helping people achieve the smiles they’ve always dreamed of for over two decades. The practice’s team of dentists all work together to give their patients the treatment that suits them best, all in a safe and comfortable environment.

Treatments at Sardinia Dental

At Sardinia Dental, we have a comprehensive range of dental procedures that address several oral health concerns. For fixing crooked teeth, here are some of the practice’s teeth-straightening treatments for our patients:

  • Invisalign

Sardinia Dental offers the ground-breaking orthodontic appliance that has been changing millions of smiles in the last few years. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are designed to gently move the teeth to the practitioner’s prescribed position. This treatment allows you to get a teeth-straightening treatment without the aesthetic drawbacks of traditional braces.

  • Lingual Braces

Another discreet option is Lingual Braces treatment. Instead of placing the wires and brackets on the exterior side of the teeth, the wiring is hidden behind the teeth. This way, you get straighter teeth without anyone noticing you ever wore braces.

  • Porcelain Veneers

For those who want a smile makeover, Porcelain Veneers is the treatment for you. A popular procedure amongst celebrities, Sardinia Dental offers Veneers and recommends them to patients who want a visibly enhanced smile. Veneers are tooth-coloured shells that go on top of your natural teeth, giving you a brighter and healthier-looking smile.

Sardinia Dental wants you to enjoy better confidence. Come visit our practice today or take a look at our treatments by browsing through our website.