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Cosmetic Dentist in Atlanta Discusses Smiling Atlanta, GA

Smiling: Your Secret Strategy for Success

In our last post, we examined the goal of Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. David Zelby and the  emerging research that clearly links smiling with emotional health, stress relief, and general well-being. In addition to lowered blood pressure, improved immune function, lower stress levels, and a better ability to enjoy positive emotions, smiling can also affect your social and professional success. In fact, a smile, particularly a healthy, attractive smile, can profoundly impact the way in which the people you come into contact with perceive you. Dr. David Zelby, an Atlanta Cosmetic dentist who has extensive experience working in the field of smile enhancement, discusses what the experts have to say about the connection between your smile and your chances for success.

The Effect of Smiling on Attraction and Influence

Imagine you are walking through a grocery store on a busy Saturday morning. With very few exceptions, the faces around you assume a neutral look, a thoughtful countenance, or a frown of varying severity. Very few people are smiling or laughing, yet those who are look like they’re having a wonderful time. You feel intrigued and wonder why they happen to feel so good in the midst of a less-than-exciting chore. This phenomenon describes the unconscious power of a smile. It can both attract people to you and influence them smile and, as a consequence, feel better because of your smile. Furthermore, smiling gives the people you meet a specific impression of you. Studies, such as one performed by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, suggest that smiling not only makes you look more attractive, it can also help you look younger.

Nail the Interview… with a Smile

Being professional doesn’t have to mean being reserved, serious, and stern all the time. In the modern business world, having an approachable, confident, and pleasant demeanor lends you far more credibility than your ability to frown. Current research actually suggests that a smile and a generally positive manner can hold more weight than professional experience in an interview scenario. In a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2004, researchers had over a hundred recent college graduates interview for a position. Those participants who maintained a positive and friendly disposition, smiled frequently (and genuinely), and maintained eye contact, scored much better than those participants who did not. Therefore, a genuine smile and a humble yet self-assured attitude can help you land a job or get the next big promotion.

It’s All About Perception

Fair or not, as a society we tend to judge people based on their appearance. While that certainly doesn’t mean that you should focus solely on your appearance at the expense of your physical, emotional, and psychological health, enhancing the appearance of your smile can clearly improve your chances of social and professional success. In fact, a survey conducted by Bell Research and Training of Chicago demonstrated that people with bright, symmetrical, attractive smiles are perceived as more popular with the opposite sex, more professional, more successful, more intelligent, friendlier, and more empathetic with others. A caring and experienced cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Zelby, can work with you to determine a personalized plan for achieving a gorgeous smile that looks inviting and natural.

Enjoy Your Best Smile with Your Atlanta Dentist

If you would like to see how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a beautiful smile and, perhaps, help you drive your social and professional success, call Dr. David Zelby at (770) 955-0550. Dr. Zelby and the expert team at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta can return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty. Our Atlanta dentist office proudly serves patients in Marietta, Smyrna, East Cobb, Buckhead, Vinings, and Metro Atlanta.

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I was recommended this practice from another dentist who told me this is where she would send her own family. I can definitely see why. This is a state of the art practice that is clean, modern, and well lit. The staff did a superb job.

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Everything about my experience was enjoyable. I felt like the practice used all of the most advanced and best technology out there which gave me a wonderful feeling of confidence. They were very professional and straight forward and I have never had a better dentistry experience. I'd highly recommend checking them out if you're looking for a new dentist. They're friendly and efficient and they really do know what they're doing there.

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Dr Zelby has been my dentist now for almost 17 years. Not only is he a really nice person, his dentistry is completely top notch. If you need any restorations, I don't think that there is another place to even consider. You'll be amazed with his work!

Brian S.

Dr. Levine was great, and Dr. Zelby stopped by and answered some questions I had about sheering forces on enamel. They were both very friendly, and the hygenist (whose name I forget, unfortunately) gave one of the most thorough cleanings I've ever had. The office was clean, the devices all seem shiny and well maintained, and overall it was a great experience

Benjamin S.

After going to another dentist, doctor Zelby was able to fix my front two teeth so that the front two teeth were back to the same length and color. I'm so thankful he was able to make them look normal again. Dr. Zelby and his staff are so pleasant to be around as well. I highly recommend this office if you have a major problem with your teeth that need to be fixed. He can get it done and he will make sure you are happy.

Carrie G.

I had been going to the same dentist for many years and switched to Aesthetic and Implant recently. My experience with Dr Levine was incredible. I cannot be happier with the decision I made. The cleaning and other services I received were well above and beyond any other I have ever had. Highly recommend this practice to everyone!

Matthew G.

Couldn't be happier! Absolutely worth the travel time. Dr Zelby is without doubt the best - caring, knowledgeable, reassuring and very professional. Couldn't ask for better dentistry. Staff also very competent and professional. Beautiful, clean environment

Diane W.

Megan is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had. She does a phenomenal job keeping your teeth clean, is super nice, and makes you feel right at home. The whole staff is very friendly and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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