Your Smile History


Communicate with your very best smile

Does your smile say it all? Most people think so. Even though only half of us are satisfied with our smile, a recent survey revealed:

  • 92.4% of North Americans agreed that an attractive smile is an important social asset

  • 74% thought that an unattractive smile hurts a person’s chances of career success.

Without a doubt, your smile is one of your most powerful possessions. That’s why, as general family dentists in Hatfield, we provide a wide range of cosmetic services right here in our conveniently located practice.

We recognize them more than any other expression: we can pick up a smile at a distance of 100 yards – the length of a football field! This kind of “pattern recognition” was a survival skill our ancient ancestors had even before they could speak.

Researchers believe that our smiles developed as a means of avoiding aggression. We learned that partially covering our bared teeth transmitted a peaceful, non-aggressive greeting ... and guess what? The smile was born!

Today, for police officers (and poker players), there are few things worse than a cool liar with a fake smile. A new computer system has been developed to read the rapidly changing expressions in the human face, most notably the smile. One day we may have the technology to decipher the emotions that lurk behind our smiles.

At our office, we’re smile experts, and we can help to make your smile the best it can possibly be – for you and your self-esteem. Or even for your next poker game!