Whether you organise a special night with your loved one, go wild at a lonely hearts party or do nothing at all, there’s really no escaping Valentine’s Day. It is celebrated across the world and the usual suspects of chocolates and flowers circulate in abundance.
In fact, did you know that an estimated 50+ million roses are given every year on 14th February? That’s in addition to more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. No wonder the retail industry does so well at this time of year!
The best version of you
Regardless of whether you’re spending time with a long-term partner or going on a first date, it’s important that you look and feel good. For many people, this might involve buying new clothes or getting a hair cut. It’s often about presenting the best possible version of yourself, which in turn boosts your confidence and enables you to really enjoy the moment.
Put your best smile forwards
The importance of a smile has increased in recent years when it comes to social, professional and romantic situations. For anyone who is self-conscious about their teeth and attempts to hide their mouths when they speak, eat or laugh, this might prevent them from going out with friends and family or eating at restaurants, reducing their quality of life. It has also been said that an attractive smile suggests greater confidence, authority, intellect and competence, while also helping to put other people at ease. So you can see how that would help at work.
With regards to romance, a smile can have a huge influence over first impressions. There are several reports from dating site experts that recommend smiling in profile photos in order to look kinder, more approachable and, in some cases, more attractive. Studies have also found discoloured, misaligned or missing teeth to be negative trait in a potential partner.
What’s in a smile?
A study found that the attractiveness of a smile is often determined according to the size, colour and visibility of the teeth, the upper lip position and appearance of the gum. While some of these things can be improved by simple measures like good oral health routines at home, others may require a little more help. Your expert team at BPI Dental are here to help – we offer an array of treatments that can help you to look and feel your very best. These include everything from teeth straightening to whitening, as well as procedures to improve the shape of your teeth and restore any missing teeth. Why not give us a call to see what we could do for you?
Look good, feel great
At the end of the day, it’s most important that you feel great and have the confidence to strut your stuff this Valentine’s Day and beyond. If your smile is holding you back, there are plenty of things you can do and we at BPI Dental would be happy to help!