Did you know that a first impression is made within thirty seconds? And that fifty-five percent of that impression is made through the way you look, with your smile playing a vital role in determining your facial attractiveness. The quality of your smile will continually impact all aspects of your life: social, mental, and physical. These aspects, in turn, have a profound effect on your happiness, sense of well-being, and your overall health. Therefore, a smile will not only play an important role in your improved self-confidence, but will also help you improve your personal and professional relationships.
There is a definite correlation between a beautiful smile and a person’s self-confidence. In fact, your success or lack thereof depends on your perceived appearance and your smile. Researchers consistently find that facial attractiveness affects personal success in school and employment settings.
In fact, a study has shown that a smile is the third feature, besides personality and sense of humor, most sought-after in a partner. Other studies show that, five years after graduating, a male lawyer with above- average appearance has nearly 10% higher earnings than his fellow classmates with below-average appearance. Fifteen years after graduation, the income spread is bound to increase to 12%.
All this goes to show that your smile is very important. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and the good news is that there are things you can do that will help you feel more comfortable and self-confident in your own skin. That is why you are encouraged to keep your smile healthy and beautiful; making the most of it can help you make the most of life.