According to a recent study done by The American Dental Association, the feature that others find most attractive is not out hair, eyes or body– It’s our smile!!
So don’t worry about trying to compete with the latest supermodel or those impossible-to-beat images we see on every billboard and magazine ad. Just flash your pearly whites and smile!!
But there is more to it than that. Anti-aging expert Dr. Mack Stibich has come up with some fantastic reasons to smile. Here are just a few of them.
- Smiling Changes Our Mood
Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood for the better
- Smiling is Contagious
When someone is smiling they light up the room and make things happier. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
- Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action.
- Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves, possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
- Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin, making us feel great! Smiling is a natural drug.
- Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look younger
The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a face-lift, just try smiling your way through the day– you’ll feel younger and feel better.
There is no doubt about it– smiling is something we should be extremely thankful for. At Dentist At Watertown, it is our mission to give our patients something to smile about!
If you’re not happy with your smile, call us right away at (617)923-8159, we would love to help!!!