A smile, a grin, a smirk…no matter what you call it, we can all agree that a happy expression can make you and others feel good!
But are there actual health benefits when it comes to smiling? You just may be surprised!
Read on for more.
The benefits of smiling
You may not think much of smiling, but truth be told, smiling is not only a boost to the mood, but also releases endorphins that can have a positive physical impact.
In fact, studies show that smiling can even reduce blood pressure, help manage pain, reduce stress and even help your immune system get stronger.
In addition to that, research continuously indicates that those who smile appear to be more approachable and likeable and even more successful at work!
As such, you may want to increase your smiles per day. Well, fortunately, smiling can be contagious and it can release brain neurons that even help you smile more.
So, why not challenge yourself to smile more? You could try writing a list of thing and people that make you smile or even posting them on sticky notes where you can see therm.
You could even create a “smile” collage in a social media app displaying you and your loved ones smiling together.
You could even challenge yourself to smile more at others—whether in the grocery store, gas station or at work. And we bet they will smile back!
Keeping your smile its healthiest
Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is a leading dental office that can help you make your smile its healthiest and most beautiful – so you’ll want to show it off!
We can help transform your smile from dull to dazzling, crooked to straight, and lackluster to lovely. Contact us today to learn how! You are just steps away from your best smile ever!