Even More Reasons To Smile.
When you meet someone new, more than likely you smile at them. This is a universal indicator that you are friendly and happy to meet them.
A social cue like a smile helps others determine what you are feeling. But did you know that smiling also benefits your wellbeing? It is true! Here are some great facts about smiling that will convince you to turn that frown upside down:
• Smiling boosts your immune system and helps you live longer! It decreases stress levels and blood pressure, which in turn increases white blood cell counts and helps fight infection and disease.
• The act of smiling can actually make you happier. Research shows that smiling can trick the brain into feeling happier, no matter the current situation.
• Smiling is contagious. Just like a yawn, research suggests that happy people influence others around them to smile, which provides a boost of good energy.
• You have different types of smiles depending on the situation. In fact, one researcher identified 19 different types of smiles and put them into two categories: 1. polite “social” smiles that use only a few facial muscles, and 2. sincere “felt” smiles that use upwards of 40 muscles!
• Smiling is a global sign of happiness. No matter where you go, this human gesture will always indicate happiness and good nature.
With so many great reasons to smile, it is unfortunate when people are reluctant to smile because they feel self-confident about their teeth. Our dental teams strive to keep teeth happy and healthy so everyone can feel good about their smile.
Schedule an appointment with us today so we can keep you grinning for years to come. And you’ll know how happy we are to see you, because we will be smiling ear to ear. 🙂