A smile a day does more than keep the doctor a way. When you put on a happy face you are reducing stress and boosting your immune system, but did you know that smiling is also contagious? Try smiling at someone and see how quickly they return the favor.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Your dentist explains that smiling makes everyone around you feel better. Whether they are smiling unconsciously or consciously, they are grinning right along with you. Evidence indicates that people tend to empathize with each other using facial mimicry. In fact, some people even feel other’s feelings.
Make a habit of starting your day with a grin. All it takes is practice. Before you know it, you will be smiling unconsciously and feeling better about your day.
A Smile Helps Overall Health
When you turn up the corners of your mouth, you are activating serotonin, endorphin, and dopamine. These molecules are what make you feel excited, happy, sad, and depressed. When you smile, you can’t help but feel happy and exhilarated and so will everyone around you.
A Natural Pain Reliever
Smiling releases endorphins, which are natural pain relievers. Smiling also releases serotonin that acts like a natural anti-depressant. Best of all you won’t have to worry about any side effects when you smile. Smiling is good for your mental and physical health as well.
Smiling Boosts Confidence
When you smile, you feel better about yourself. Smiling makes you look younger, more reliable, and relaxed.
If you were to ask any human resources person, they would probably tell you that they are more likely to hire someone who smiled during the job interview as they felt they were more honest and sincere.
Get a Smile Update
If you don’t like your reflection, call and schedule an appointment with a Bela Family Dentist near you. You will look and feel better. Call for a dental checkup today.