Smile Power Day is June 15, and it’s the perfect opportunity to rediscover the power of your smile. Give everyone you meet a friendly, confident, happy smile and discover how contagious it can be. A smile can make someone else’s day, but amazingly research shows there’s a big benefit for you too.
In fact, the simple act of smiling can actually change both you and the world around you. Not only can a smile make you appear more attractive to others, it can lift your mood and those around you, as well as affecting your physical health and even lengthening your life.
Recent studies show that when you smile, people react differently to you. These researchers found that both genders were more attracted to images of people who smiled than those who didn’t and that they were viewed as not only more attractive, but as more reliable, relaxed, and sincere.
Yet it isn’t just the way you’re seen, but the way you feel too. Smiling releases serotonin, which serves as an anti-depressant and mood lifter. Since other people have a hard time resisting smiling back, you’ve spread those same feel-good brain chemicals to everyone who shares a smile back at you.
So, you’re not only looking good and feeling great, but smiling is actually improving your physical health also. The neurotransmitters that are activated when you have a happy grin, relax your body, act as a natural pain reliever, and can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Best of all, studies indicate that smiling can even add up to seven years to your life, which is all something to smile about.
You can use the power of your warm smile to make the world a happier place. A great smile can improve your self-confidence, creating a positive impact on both the social and career aspects of your life. Having a terrific smile means not only that it looks great, but one that is healthy, and functions well.
Everyone feels like they know a beautiful smile when they see one, however, there’s really no perfect smile. Every person has a different perception of what’s beautiful. That’s why it’s important to discover what you really like and then to talk your dentist about how you can achieve a smile you are proud of.
If would like more information about how you can get and keep the smile you like, Dr. Heidi Finkelstein and her caring staff at My Plantation Dentist can help. To schedule your appointment, please contact us today at 954-584-1030.