Most people agree that smiling helps you look younger and more appealing to others, but did you know that smiling can actually improve your health? Recent research has linked smiling to a number of valuable benefits that can improve your quality of life.
Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from smiling more often.
Everyone has to deal with stress in their lives, and sometimes it’s difficult finding ways to cope. According to research, smiling when you feel stressed can lower your heart rate and reduce your anxiety. The next time you feel overwhelmed, try smiling and see how it helps.
If you’re self-conscious about smiling, it can be very damaging to your social life. When you greet people with a smile, they’ll immediately find you more approachable as a result. Sometimes the simple act of smiling is all it takes to meet new friends.
In addition to making you look happy, smiling actually makes you feel happy too. Every time you smile, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins elevate your mood, helping you feel happy and relaxed.
Not only does smiling make you look younger, but it may actually help you live longer as well. A study by Wayne University found that people who smile often live an average of seven years longer than people who don’t.
When you smile at someone, their brain subconsciously processes your expression and reflects it back at you. This reflex is known as facial mimicry, and you can use it to spread smiles and lift spirits everywhere you go.
Nothing will encourage you to smile more than having healthy, beautiful teeth. If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, there’s no better solution than dental implants. Our implant solutions are natural-looking, durable, and customized to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
So why wait? Contact our practice today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Poovey — you’ll be smiling before you know it.
Dr. John P. Poovey
2412 Patterson Road #7
Grand Junction, CO
Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 5PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM