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Are You Smiling?

Monday, June 21, 2010

You already know a picture is worth a thousand words, but now they may even predict the likelihood of your marriage surviving.

Psychologists conducted a study that analyzed people’s old photographs and rated their smiles. The study found that those who smile in their photos enjoy a successful marriage, whereas frowners are five times morelikely to go through a divorce.

Although there is a striking connection, researchers stress that they can’t conclude anything about the cause of the correlation. Theories as to why “smilers” are more successful include: they have a positive disposition, more friends, or are more cooperative.

Maybe the frowners were just self conscious about their smiles. After all … one of the first things people notice about you is your smile.

A flawed smile hurts your chances of a good first impression. That’s true no matter who you might be smiling at. This belief is confirmed by another study in which people were asked what they remember most about people they meet. Over 85% said they remember people with beautiful smiles! This means…

  • the more attractive your smile, the more likely it is that you’ll be noticed and favorably remembered;

  • that the more beautiful your smile, the more likely it is that you’ll attract the attention of those you want to attract.

To enhance your smile, click on Contact Us on the right, and ask for a consulation with Dr. James Courey, one of NJ's Top Dentists.

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