How a Healthy Smile Can Enrich Your Life
Aside from the obvious dental hygiene reasons, a beautiful and healthy smile can give you confidence and make you feel great. Did you know that smiling has a number of other benefits too?
When you smile, you release endorphins – the hormones that are responsible for making us feel happy and calmer. It’s also interesting to note that even if you fake a smile, your brain will still interpret it as if you were truly smiling. This is because of the positioning of your facial muscles, which is also known as facial feedback hypothesis.
Also, with the release of endorphins, your stress hormone called cortisol, is lowered. This helps decrease anxiety, stress, and negative thoughts. It goes without saying that the better you feel, the smoother your days run, and the easier it is for you to deal with challenging situations that may arise. Feeling less stressed can also help you see things from a more positive perspective versus seeing things as earth-shattering problems.
In addition to physical health, a good smile can improve your mental and emotional health in terms of dealing with people and in your personal relationships. It can be easier to connect with others and make a good impression with regards to dating and career opportunities. Who isn’t attracted to a bright and happy smile after all, right? Plus, when you are happy with your smile, you don’t have to constantly remind yourself to hide behind a closed mouth because you are embarrassed to show your teeth.
Oh, and you know how they say that laughter is the best medicine? Well, when you laugh, your lungs expand and your body muscles are stretched. And when you laugh, you automatically smile! Think of it as a mini-exercise for your cells to be revitalized. Laughter also helps us release pent-up emotions and feel more content and in good spirits. Again, we can feel more relaxed just from something as simple as laughing!
There are so many reasons why you should want to show off your smile. However, if you are unhappy with the way your smile currently looks, we can help you change that! Call us to book an appointment at our Surrey dental clinic today!
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