Women tend to smile more than men; that’s a fact. Some studies show that women smile up to eight times more than men. Culture, age, and ethnicity, as well as when people think others are looking at them, tend to factor in to how often someone smiles. The most dramatic gender gap in regards to smiling is found in teenagers. And while men and women in similar careers tend to smile about the same amount, a Business Media Networks study shows that on social networking profiles, female smiles vastly outnumber male smiles.
Why do so many men hide their smiles? Researchers at Yale University attribute the difference to a psychological factor. Women tend to recognize that they are being observed often throughout the day, whereas men don’t pay that much attention. (Sound familiar?)
If you’d like your man to smile more, talk to him about it. Why doesn’t he smile? If he doesn’t think his smile is attractive, he might want to consider cosmetic dentistry. Men and women alike find renewed confidence in their smiles, at work and at play, after cosmetic dental procedures.
I’m Dr. James DeFinnis of Back Mountain Dental in Trucksville, PA, and as a cosmetic dentist, I’ve helped people from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre to across the great State of Pennsylvania claim and maintain gorgeous smiles and improved self-confidence. With procedures like teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding and contouring, Invisalign clear braces, white fillings and crowns, and porcelain veneers, I can touch-up or completely makeover a smile.
Everyone’s smile is unique, as is everyone’s idea of the “perfect” smile. I’d like to visit with your significant other to find out why he hides his smile. Through clinical evaluation and open discussion, I can determine a practical plan to change his smile and his smiling habits! Call Back Mountain Dental today at 570-763-4360 to schedule a smile makeover consultation — at time for us to sit down and discuss your smile.