Flashing a beautiful or a not so beautiful smile works wonders for your self confidence but it can also do wonders for your piece of mind and your sanity.
According to Harry Ringer D.D.S. a smile can even help you get that coveted job that you have been hoping for.
Below are a few other reasons to smile, even if you don’t feel like it.
Smile You’ll Live Longer
One of the biggest reasons to flash your pearly whites is lifespan. According to Harry Ringer D.D.S. being happy will help you live longer as you are being positive.
Furthermore, studies show that happiness increases your lifespan. This suggests that living your life with the glass half full can help you live longer.
Smile and You’ll Have Less Stress
Stress and anxiety affects every cell in your body and can really show in your face. Putting on a happy face, even if you have to force it, prevents you from appearing overwhelmed worn down and tired.
So even if you aren’t being genuine with your grin, you are still helping reduce stress and lower your anxiety levels.
The next time you are feeling sad or depressed turn up the corners of your mouth. Once you do you’ll start feeling better immediately.
The physical act of grinning activates brain pathways influencing your state of mind. In other words you can actually fool your mind into happiness just by smiling.
Be Contagious and Smile
While being contagious is usually not a good thing it is when you show off a toothy grin. Smiling at someone makes them do it too. When someone says a smile lights up a room they are speaking the truth.
When you turn up the corners of your mouth the other person notices and mimics your actions. That means if you see someone else smile you will return the favor, even if you aren’t aware of it.
Smiling is Healthy for Your Immune System
Smiling is one of the best things you can do for your immune system because it boost your overall health and well being.
Dr. Ringer explains that smiling helps your immune system function better and make you feel more relaxed thanks to neurotransmitters and endorphins in your brain.
Smile and Stay Positive
Try smiling and think of something negative. It isn’t very easy is it. Smiling helps keep you positive. Even if it doesn’t feel natural you are still sending a message to your brain that is saying, “Life is amazing.”
That message permeates throughout your body sending feel good signals from your brain. Being positive is good for you and it starts with a grin.
Costa Mesa Smile Center
If you don’t feel much like smiling because of your teeth and gums, schedule an appointment with your dentist in Costa Mesa.
Dr. Ringer will help you smile and the next time it will be authentic. Call or send a direct message for an appointment today.