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A first impression is the main way people evaluate you after meeting you for the first time.  You can meet people professionally or personally for the first time and that first impression is critical to affecting their thoughts about you.  First impressions occur based on how others react to your appearance, body language, mannerisms, and demeanor.  Having a healthy and friendly smile produces a positive impact on how your first impression affects other people.

Whether you are meeting someone professionally or personally for the first time, your image and appearance have an influence on how that person responds to you.  You do not get a second chance with a first impression; therefore, you should prioritize your appearance.  Initial judgments that occur after a first meeting stay with people for a long time.  Because of this reality, you should plan on improving your odds of making a good first impression with a healthy smile.

When you see a friendly person projecting a genuine smile you are more likely to assume, they are trustworthy and authentic.  These positive characteristics help improve your professional and personal life tremendously.

 

Why a Healthy Smile Matters?

By flashing a big smile, you are showing your confidence, happiness, friendliness, warmth, and positive feelings.  A genuine smile starts at your lips and ends at your eyes.  This type of true and authentic smile pulls your cheeks up so that the skin around the eyes crinkle.  When you smile more often you often feel happier and more positive, this spreads to others and greatly improves any atmosphere you are in.

To maintain your healthy radiant smile, you need to have good oral health.  Oral health includes maintaining your teeth health.  Strong and bright teeth communicate your values of vitality and personal hygiene.

To improve your oral health, you need to invest in a high-quality electric toothbrush that improves your cleaning power and removes plaque and tartar.  There is a significant number of whitening products and treatments that are available to restore the health of your teeth.

By having a relaxed and genuine smile you are projecting your internal confidence that radiates throughout any space you occupy.  This helps build a relationship based on initial trustworthiness and authenticity.  Both of these are essential characteristics you should invest in by improving the health of your teeth.

 

Significance of Oral Health Explained

Although an initial impression is critical in the success of most relationships you can reinforce or improve upon any first impression by building a natural rapport.  You can do this by smiling more, which makes people feel more comfortable, increases your own happiness and confidence.

When you are confident you are able to feel the most like yourself.  Oral health that strengthens your teeth offers a great way to boost your overall confidence and bring your personality to life.  Having a healthy smile allows you to be seen and heard.  When you lack a quality smile people doubt your credibility and certainty, by having a great smile you project desirability to be seen and heard.

Prioritize your oral health today.

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There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed life for a while, in more ways than we can count. While we will certainly get through this and come out stronger on the other side (we always have, after all), there are a lot of things that we need to adjust to. On the advice of the CDC, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontics, our offices are temporarily closed. However, that doesn’t mean that your smile simply has to fall by the wayside during this time. There are still ways to keep your smile as healthy as possible in the face of this current situation.

 

Don’t Fall Back On Hygiene

 

In the face of stress, often self-care is one of the things that can fall by the wayside. However, in order to protect your smile, it is imperative to continue your regular hygiene routine. That means flossing daily, brushing multiple times per day and avoiding high amounts of foods that are problematic for your teeth. This is true for everyone, but especially if you are in the middle of an orthodontic treatment, like braces, do your best to stick to your food list. This way we can stay on track for the treatment to be completed.

 

Make Minor Fixes At Home

 

Orthodontics hardware naturally requires some maintenance over time. While our offices are closed, minor fixes can be made or alleviated at home using orthodontic wax. For minor issues like a broken brace or wire, this solution should suffice. If your supply of wax is running low, you should be able to purchase some online, and some pharmacies will carry it in-store as well. For minor issues, we will be ready to fix them as soon as we are able to reopen our office and provide service.

 

Follow All Instructions

 

Depending on what stage of the orthodontics process you are in, you probably have instructions from your orthodontist, whether it be regarding elastics, a retainer, or an expander. Be sure to follow the instructions provided at your last appointment. In the case of elastics, continue to use as instructed as the risk of overcorrection is minor. If you run out of elastics, please don’t substitute with any other elastics! These are not designed for orthodontics use, and their differing force may cause more problems than not. Following the guidelines as close as you are able will ensure that your smile stays on track to look and feel amazing when the pandemic has passed.

 

These tips will help keep your smile in tip-top shape while the pandemic is occurring and should keep you able to handle any minor issues. If pain, discomfort, or bleeding becomes more than minor, please seek out medical attention to ensure that you receive any needed care. We look forward to treating you again as soon as our offices are open!