For many people, a smile is the first thing they’ll notice about another person. Whether that’s because they’re greeted with one that is warm, friendly and makes them feel immediately at ease, or whether they are faced with one that is forced – or even no smile at all – leaving them feel on edge and uncomfortable. A lot can be said for the way we smile and greet other people, especially during an initial impression.

Think about some of the everyday situations you have been in, such as popping to the shops, attending work meetings, or catching up with friends. In all of these cases there will have been times when you have walked away feeling either happy and positive, or angry and upset. Most of the time your reaction will be down to the way the other person initially greeted you. If a shop assistant doesn’t look up it can instantly put you in a negative mood, whereas if they serve you with a smile that could set a great tone for the rest of your day. The same goes for career or social situations, our smiles can have a huge effect on those around us.

Do you hide your smile?

So, what about those who feel they need to hide their smile because they are embarrassed about their teeth? This can cause a whole host of problems ranging from others simply thinking that person is miserable, right through to impacting on job aspirations due to colleagues feeling dismissed or uncomfortable around someone who gives off a unenthusiastic tone due to not wanting to show their smile.

If you feel the need to hide your smile away, come and speak to one of our excellent dentists at Dental at MediaCity in Salford, about your concerns. We understand the insecurities that people can have about their teeth and we are here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams through a range of treatment options. Contact our reception team on 0161 207 3655 to make an appointment for a no-obligation consultation