The Benefits of Smiling
Having a smile you are proud to show can improve your life in huge ways.
Smiling Boosts Your Mental and Physical Health
Smiling is the perfect exercise. It can be done anytime and anywhere. Research shows that when you smile, positive chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins are released in your brain and trigger a string of health benefits.
As endorphins bring down tension and anxiety levels, lifting your mood, they also kick your white blood cell count into gear–so your immune system gets a boost, too.
Smiling Gives the Impression of Confidence
It’s great to smile when you’re happy, but there are benefits to smiling in tough situations, too. Studies show that your brain will release those happy chemicals soon as it feels your smile muscles being used, even under stress. Whether you’re walking into an interview or stuck in a traffic jam, flashing yourself a smile can help you get through it.
Smiling is Contagious
Smiling will make you appear more approachable and trustworthy, and it’s almost always a welcome sight. Oftentimes, your smile will be reflected on another person’s face–this is called facial mimicry, an unconscious reaction to another’s facial expressions. Smiling is like a gift.
Contact Stovall Dental for a Beautiful Smile
With a simple smile, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits as well as the benefit of making someone’s day.
It’s time to share your brilliant smile with the world. Stovall Dental is here to make sure that your smile reflects the best parts of you. Call (919) 583-7071 or fill out the form below to start your journey today.