Do you want better-looking Grandchildren?

Read more to find out how.

The key? YOUR SMILE! I know this sounds ridiculous, but if you really think about it, it isn’t that far fetched.

In surveys and articles written by Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, GQ and others, a person’s smile is listed as the Number 1 or 2 attribute that men and women list for finding someone attractive.

This article from GQ Australia is a few years old entitled “This Is The First Thing Women Notice When Sizing Up A Potential Partner.” Another article, that’s even older from 2012 written by PR Newswire, says that “First Impressions Are Everything: New Study Confirms People With Straight Teeth Are Perceived as More Successful, Smarter and Having More Dates.” Read the whole article by Clicking Here.

So, in terms of the results of surveys and studies, a better-looking partner, can lead to better-looking children, better-looking children will, in turn, attract better-looking partners, therefore, better-looking grandchildren!

So now how do we get that smile we want?

We discussed how gingival display can play a role in the appearance of the teeth. The other mystery of the smile actually has to do with the black spaces created when you smile.

Most people think of white when thinking of their teeth, but the spaces or buccal corridor, that you show can have a dramatic impact on how your smile looks. If you view the examples below, you can see what I’m talking about:


As you can see, this is the same woman, but the black spaces at the corners of her mouth have been increased in each photo. You also may notice that it’s hard to tell until it reaches the fifth image.

This is the magic of the buccal corridor!

The proper handling of this space can make the difference between success and failure in an esthetic case even if the color is perfect.

Cosmetics is an extremely complex portion of dentistry and if you have other questions about how to maximize your smile’s potential, give our office a call!

Contact Us today by calling (509) 585-2500 or Book Now for your Free Consultation.


About the Author

Dr. Ryan Zentz

Dr. Ryan Zentz

Dr. Zentz was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and he graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Zoology and an emphasis on Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Zentz then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he received the Charles L. Bolender Award for academic and clinical excellence in prosthodontics.