Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help create an amazing smile for you. Below are some reasons to keep smiling.
1. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive
Go ahead and smile right now. Now, try to think of something without losing the smile. It’s not easy. When we smile we are sending ourselves the message that ‘life is great!’ Stay confident and reduce depression, stress and worrying by smiling more.
2. Smiling Makes You More Attractive
We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is making them so happy. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in.
3. Smiling Can Improve Your Mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance your mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you improve your mood.
4. Smiling is Contagious
When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the mood of others and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile more and you will draw people to you.
5. Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. Your stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action.
6. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
7. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure
When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes and take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
8. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
9. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger
The muscles we use to smile lift the face — making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a facelift, just try smiling your way through the day to look younger and feel better.
10. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful
Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
Dentists know that there are many reasons their patients should smile more. If you are not happy with your smile, we can show you options that can help.
If you are interested in finding out more about maintaining your smile, contact the Westerville dentists through our website or call us directly at (614) 882-1135. Westerville Dental Associates remains committed to being the very best at providing patients with optimal care, while making them feel right at home.