Smile Facts To Make You Happy

Smile Facts To Make You Happy

When we are born, we are born with natural gifts that carry us through life. Some of us are born with the ability to be great athletes, and excel at every sport we try. Others of us are gifted in academics, and can solve even the most complex math problems. Some are even great at computers, coding and developing software and apps from a young age. But one thing we are all born with is a smile. Smiling is one of those things that instantly makes us feel better, and puts those around us at ease. It breaks language and cultural barriers, allowing us to connect on a deeper level. But did you know smiling also has some pretty cool other benefits? Here’s why your smile is so important, and why you should take good care of it!It’s A Mood BoosterYou already know that you smile when you are happy or in a good mood, but did you know that the act of smiling itself can put you in a good mood? It’s true! Smiling can release dopamine and serotonin, “feel good” chemicals that make you feel happy. Go ahead, try smiling and see how you instantly feel happier!It Lowers Blood PressureSmiling releases cortisol, which can help reduce blood pressure. It Helps Control PainSmiling can help reduce pain. This is thought to be why when we are in pain, a common pain response is to wince!It Can Advance Your CareerStudies have shown that when you smile frequently at work you are perceived as happier and more competent, and that people who smile more frequently at work are more likely to receive promotions.It Can Improve Your HealthSmiling can help your immune system by lowering your stress levels and boosting your white blood cell count. It also releases antibodies which may help you ward off colds and fight germs.It’ll Give Your Face A WorkoutDid you know smiling uses 26 muscles? Quite the workout, if you ask us!If you are satisfied with your smile, great! Keep up with your brushing, flossing, and visiting Dr. Peterson. If you are at all dissatisfied with your smile, Dr. Peterson can help. With solutions such as veneers, braces, whitening, and more, Dr. Peterson is happy to discuss your smile options. Just contact the office to schedule a consultation today.

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