Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Power of a Smile

A person that smiles more is deemed to be
more pleasant,sincere,attractive and 
sociable then a non-smiling person.
It is well known that people will form an opinion of others within the first few seconds of meeting someone. With every new encounter, you will form an opinion of others and they will form an opinion of you based on numerous things such as your appearance, body language, clothing and grooming. Once these first impressions are formed, they are difficult to reverse.

These first encounters are critical in the sense that it sets the tone for the relationship that follows. First impressions will have a significant impact on every aspect of your life from your career to your social life.

Perhaps because I'm a dentist, but if I were to rank which factor is the most important in creating an appealing personality, I would have to put a friendly smile at the top of the list. I believe many non-dentists would agree.

Just as a smile can make a good impression and put people at ease, the lack of a smile will do the opposite.

In the workplace, an attractive authentic smile is a powerful marketing tool. It will land you the better job, will help you close the sale, will attract positive people, increase job satisfaction, and put more money in your pocket.

In your social life, you can expect similar results. You will be a magnet for attracting people.

Am I saying that an attractive smile will guarantee success? No! However, it will give you much more leverage and increase your chances of giving and getting more of the things you desire by invoking the law of attraction.

It is therefore important that we smile as often as possible. I'm not talking about the forced fake creepy smile. You'll freak people out doing so. I'm talking about a warm authentic smile that radiates warmth, expresses love, appreciation, respect and puts people at ease.

Smiling will also have positive health benefits by reducing stress, lowering your blood pressure and boosting your immune system.

Many of you may be wondering about the unattractive smile due to crooked, decayed or missing teeth. Perhaps even unaesthetic restorations. There are many highly skilled dentists that can solve these issues. Many of them will provide a consultation for minimal or even no fee.

Go forth and smile and the world will smile with you. I think I heard something along those lines in a song.

Dr. Cisneros maintains a practice in Freeburg and Columbia, IL. Both are in the Greater St Louis, MO area. For more information on a wide variety of subjects, please visit

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