A heartfelt smile can go along way. It can even help build better conversations and healthier relationships. A smile can improve the success of your meeting, presentation, job interview, or first date. This is because a smile doesn’t just give you a boost in positivity, it also gives the person/people you’re talking to a boost.
When you smile, you will instinctively feel better. Those around you will see you in a better light, too. You’ll be perceived as an open, honest, and warm individual. People will believe you are kind and confident. When people see you in this positive light, they’re more likely to listen to what you have to say. On the flip side, if you have a smile with gaps, chips, or food in your teeth, it could have a distracting effect. This could lead to people not focusing in on what you’re saying.
This distracting effect can hold true for you, too. If you have imperfections in your smile, you may go to extra lengths to try and hide them. When you’re concerned about putting your hand in front of your mouth, you’re paying less attention to what others are saying or even the message you’re trying to relay. But, when you smile proudly, you and others can reap the benefits. It can reduce tension and stress in a conversation. It can help open up the floor to more open communication and a feeling of trust. When people feel less tense, they’re more open to communicating with you in a positive manner. And, when you’re both in this positive space, your conversations can be more effective and conducive for creating healthy relationships.
Your smile can play an important role in creating the floor for better conversations. But, if you’re not happy with it, you may take measures to hide it or simply not smile fully. If this is you, we invite you to come see us. We want to help you get back to smiling big and bright for all the world to see.