8 Benefits of Regularly Smiling

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8 Benefits of Regularly Smiling

When you smile, you just feel better and your cheery grin can also uplift the mood of others. Smiles are incredibly important to a person’s overall health because after all, when one is smiling it is a natural response to positive feelings. By contrast, smirking, grimacing, or pouting typically correspond with feelings of unhappiness and feeling blue.

Several studies report that the overall quality of life people who smile more often have is far higher than those that don’t. Therefore, there are plenty of reasons to put a smile on your face more often than not. However, if your teeth are unsightly, broken, discolored, or make you feel insecure, you may be less than eager to grin from ear to ear.

Problematic teeth can not only impact your oral health but also how you feel about yourself and your emotional health. This is why fixing teeth that are less than ideal can be incredibly helpful for both your oral health and well-being. Getting to see your local dentist is critical to helping you maintain a brilliant smile or restore it back to its sparkle.

In California, the San Marcos dental restoration dentist at McBride Dental offers several services that can be customized to your specific needs and help you improve the look of your smile. If you are hesitant to see a dentist, McBride Dental offers sedation dentistry for your convenience and comfort.

How Smiling Can Improve Your Well-being

8 Benefits of Regularly SmilingLife can be hectic and throw many curve balls your way which only makes it more challenging to navigate. Yet still, your perspective is an incredibly important thing. When you can look at situations with more optimism than pessimism, you may be able to put on a smile much more easily. 

Sometimes, in circumstances where great anxiety and feelings of disarray are present, it may not seem like a possibility to turn that frown upside down. If, however, you can remember to smile, even when you are forcing yourself to do so, you may realize the temperature of your emotions coming down with a sense of more balance and calmness. 

The benefits of smiling are undeniable and include:

  1. Smiling is contagious. If you are able to easily put a smile on your face, then doing so around others can make a huge impact on their moods.  
  2. Smiling and a happy demeanor motivate others to respond to you in a nice way.
  3. Smiling stimulates chemicals in the brain that promotes calmness, ease, and composure.
  4. Smiling improves interactions with others and allows you to be more social.
  5. Smiling can physically improve how you feel by lessening pain and discomfort, lowering your heart rate, and supporting your health.
  6. Smiling regularly can help you look at various situations and find the positive in them, even when it seems there seems like none may exist.
  7. Smiling improves your immune system.
  8. Smiling increases your attractiveness.

Speak with a San Marcos Dentist Today

If you have not been able to smile for some time because you are ashamed of your teeth, you do not have to continue living this way. Help and treatment are available. Call McBride Dental today at (760) 471-1003 to make an appointment.

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