Smiling is Good for You!
Smiling influences how others perceive us. Many studies have shown that smiling makes you appear more attractive and confident. You’ve also likely heard, that sharing a smile with another person can help them to feel happier. You know the old Frank Sinatra song, “When you’re smilin’, when you’re smilin’, the whole world smiles with you.”
Did you know that smiling is good for you and your overall health, too? It’s true. When you smile, your brain releases chemical messengers such as dopamine, cortisol, and endorphins to your body resulting in many different positive effects.
Here are some of the ways smiling is good for your overall health:
- Elevates Your Mood and Releases Stress
- Boosts Your Immune System
- May Lower Your Blood Pressure
- Reduces Pain
Fake smiles can still provide benefits. Even if your smile feels disingenuous, it can still send a positive message to your brain and the rest of your body which can influence feeling positive. Give it a shot. Smile. Now, hold your smile and think of something negative. It’s hard, right?
We want you to keep smiling and reap the good-for-you rewards. We’re here to help you keep your smile healthy and attractive. Is it time to schedule your next appointment? Visit us here.