The Hidden Benefits of Smiling

Of course, we all love to smile, a physical phenomenon that typically comes from laughter and happy thoughts. Smiling isn’t just the result of something good. The act of smiling also has benefits in and of itself. In fact, research shows that looking at someone who smiles at us can enhance moods, giving others the same feelings they experience when they eat chocolate or win money.

Furthermore, researchers Dacher Keltner and LeeAnne Harker from the University of California have also found that the presence of a genuine, emotional-driven smile, known as a Duchenne smile, in a college yearbook predicted positive outcomes in marriage and well-being up to 30 years later.

However, according to the American Dental Association’s Oral Health and Well-Being Report, 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to the condition of their mouth and teeth.

The research and reports on smiling point to the benefits and importance of high-quality, consistent dental health care over time. It’s essential that both adults and children practice strong oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist regularly to receive cleanings and treatment for problems before they become too large to quickly fix.

If you have any questions about how to craft a more beautiful smile or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.

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