Smiling is a natural thing that we do especially when we are happy or pleased with something that we did, see, hear or feel. Apart from reflecting how we feel on the inside, there are several different benefits of smiling that we may not be familiar with. Smiling can positively affect our physical mood, social interactions, health disposition, and many different other things. Here 3 of the most notable benefits you receive when you smile.
One of the benefits of smiling is that it helps you interact with other people more pleasantly. Smiling creates a positive influence on others that can be infectious and lighten up a whole room. It makes you seem more trustworthy, approachable and enthusiastic. This makes conversations much easier, more pleasant and more open.
Secondly, smiling has several medical benefits! Smiling relieves stress and boosts your mood if you’re feeling down. It can also boost your immune system because when you smile, your body also relaxes and is able to function more properly. This also means that your blood pressure also lowers. Smiling also exerts less effort than frowning which means less wrinkles and fine lines. Studies have even shown that people who smile more live for longer compared to people who don’t smile as much.
Finally, one of the best benefits of smiling is that it gives you a naturally positive disposition. When you’re happy and smiling, your body releases chemicals called endorphins and serotonin which can induce a natural happy state of being. Smiling encourages you to stay positive.
Smiling should be a natural part of your day as there are too many benefits to just ignore. If you are uncomfortable with your smile because of some teeth problem, be sure to visit Kerrisdale General & Cosmetic Dentistry and they can help you get that winning smile you’ve always wanted.
The simple act of smiling comes with a lot of benefits. According to a recent TED Talk given by Health Tap founder and CEO Ron Gutman, several studies support the theory that smiling improves your health and longevity. One study found that the width of a smile can be used to predict longevity – in other words, the wider your smile, the more likely you are to live longer. If you’re not happy with your smile and don’t smile often or at all, contact your Vancouver dentist, Kerrisdale General and Cosmetic Dentistry, to book an appointment and improve your life, one smile at a time!
Studies also found that smiling is contagious – which is a good thing, because a single smile can make you feel as good as winning $2500 dollars or eating around 2000 bars of chocolate! Children tend to smile a lot more often that adults do, so if your goal is to live a longer, happier life, get in touch with your inner child and smile.
But if your current smile doesn’t really want to make you…well, smile, come in to Kerrisdale Dental, your Vancouver dentist, for a custom smile makeover that’s sure to leave you grinning ear to ear. Smiling can lower stress levels and increase your attractiveness, so don’t miss out on the benefits of a smile and contact Kerrisdale General and Cosmetic Dentistry, your Vancouver dentist, today!
Enjoy the TED Talk below, entitled the Hidden Power of Smiling, for more fascinating smile research:
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