Why Do We Smile?
We know it’s good to smile because smiling conveys feelings of friendliness and warmth. But did you know the benefits of smiling on your health?
Smiling triggers a chemical reaction in your brain that promotes wellness and positive feelings. Using your smile more frequently can also improve your standing with others in your personal life and your career. That’s because it makes people more prone to like, trust, and be attracted to you.
The Chemistry of Smiling
Recent scientific studies indicate that smiling causes your brain to release endorphins. These neurotransmitters are sometimes referred to as “nature’s painkillers” because they reduce pain, relieve stress, and lower your heart rate. Your brain naturally releases endorphins when you undergo any type of trauma.
We can even trick our bodies into releasing endorphins just by forcing a smile. Even if we’re consciously faking it, “we can change our emotional state by altering our facial expression!”
If you smile more often, it can improve your overall disposition and make you healthier. That’s because smiling can “help rid the body of stress” and “reduce the rigidness of our cells.” This will benefit your whole body, particularly the heart.
Smiling Makes You More Attractive and Approachable
Smiling can even make you more attractive to others. Surveys reveal that people rate photos of smiling people to be more attractive than photos of people who aren’t smiling.
It makes sense that people are more comfortable around those who smile more often. Smiling sends a message that you’re friendly and outgoing. In fact, when you smile at people, about half of them will automatically smile back.
Explore The Benefits Of Smiling With Dr. Robson
At Robson Family Dental, we’re proud to create healthy solutions that will make you proud to smile. Smiling releases endorphins, giving you more confidence around your friends, family, and strangers to make a great impression wherever you go. Whether you’re posing for photos, meeting people at work, or trying to boost your mood, you’ll feel the benefits often.
Want to feel confident in your smile without dental problems? Dr. Robson has a variety of treatments to help. Contact us at (616) 942-9595 to schedule your consultation and learn how we can help.