Updated: Mar 24, 2022
It is not about having perfectly straight teeth, but healthy gums and clean white teeth can have a profound effect not only on you but those around you. Research has proven #smiling triggers activity in your brain.
Yep, there is a serious mind-body connection, in your left frontal cortex to be exact, which is - not surprisingly - the area of your brain that registers happiness. When you smile, happy type #endorphins are released making you feel good, reducing stress, and creating a calm state of mind. So, the next time you're stressed about work or realize that your favorite jeans feel a little snug, don't freak out. Take a few deep breaths and smile!
Smiling may help to reduce symptoms associated with #anxiety. Smiling helps your body slow its breathing and heart rate. Reducing stress is so important for health, too, as it can lower blood pressure, improve #digestion and regulate blood sugar. Note that this applies to workouts, too! If you're having a hard time getting through that last rep or getting those final five minutes completed on the #treadmill, smiling can do wonders!
Whitening your teeth can be an excellent way to be noticed at a new job interview, meeting that someone special, and building positive self-esteem. Whitening your teeth is simple and there are a variety of options with professional methods still being the best. It causes no harm to your teeth and can be done with home kits or in the office with your #dentist. The process is simple: either hydrogen or carbamide peroxides are used to oxidize bonds holding stains on your teeth.
Smiling is the most welcoming gesture our face can make. Considering a human face is able to produce more than 5000 expressions, this is very impressive! Your grandmother was correct: it takes more facial muscles to frown than to smile so give your #muscles a rest and SMILE ON!
Smile more! Your body will thank you.