The Benefits of Smiling
Dr. Rodda Says Smiling More Can Benefit You
It’s important to support proper oral health for a healthy, radiant smile. Not only is smiling a natural reflex to feeling happy, but studies show that smiling is associated with several health benefits.
From reducing stress to living longer, smiling can enhance your quality of life. Learn why you should smile more often.
Feel Healthier & More Optimistic
According to a 2008 study, smiling can improve your overall mood by sending endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine to your brain. These chemicals are responsible for making us feel relaxed and content. Even forcing an undesired smile has the ability to uplift your spirits.
Next time you’re having a bad day, try smiling. Research shows that smiling when you’re overwhelmed or stressed can lower your heart rate and decrease anxiety. It also can relax your muscles by releasing built-up tension.
Increased Self-Esteem & Extended Lifespan
Hiding your smile can lead to diminished confidence, social anxiety, and eventually, depression. The likelihood of developing these symptoms and further health conditions can be reduced by smiling and laughing more frequently. So don’t be afraid to show your smile more often.
Studies explain that someone who smiles frequently demonstrates confidence, friendliness, and they cope better in difficult situations. Not to mention smiling also has the ability to extend your lifespan for up to seven years. People who smile more are likely to live a longer, healthier life.
Spread Happiness & Strengthen Relationships
Some social prompts are positively infectious, like smiling. A single smile can spread optimism to anyone you come across and has the ability to brighten someone’s day. Smiling makes you appear approachable and charismatic, which suggests genuineness.
In addition, studies show that regularly smiling and laughing can strengthen communication skills, increase intimacy, and promote beneficial relationships.
Restore Your Smile with Oasis Dental Care
Your smile gives people a glimpse of who you are, and it presents a multitude of health benefits. If you’re hesitant to smile because of damaged or missing teeth, Dr. Rodda is eager to help. Oasis Dental Care can restore your smile with long-lasting, comfortable dental implants.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodda, call our Flagstaff office at (928) 774-4030 or complete our effortless contact form and we’ll get back to you. We look forward to helping you smile with confidence again and receive all the benefits that come with it.