Do you know how smiling effects those around you?
Your smile releases endorphins that have wide-reaching effects on the people in your environment. Plus, they provide serious benefits for yourself and your mood. Discover the significant benefits of showing your white, healthy smile to the world.
One excellent reason to smile regularly is that it releases neurotransmitters known as endorphins. These neurotransmitters are valuable because they not only make you happy, but they also play a significant role in decreasing stress.
It’s worth noting that your smile doesn’t have to be genuine to reap the benefits. Even fake smiling or laughing also produces endorphins which will enhance your mood.
Another major advantage of smiling is that it decreases the production of cortisol, the hormone associated with stress. Cortisol produces many of the negative emotions caused by stress, and by decreasing it, we can significantly improve our mood. The reduction of cortisol is a benefit that contributes to your overall happiness, and all you have to do is smile.
Feeling stressed? A good laugh can release your pent-up emotions and significantly reduce stress. People who laugh more tend to be happier and better able to cope with stress in their daily lives. Consider having a good laugh when work stress is getting to you.
One study found that service employees who smile more often really do inspire more customers to approach and talk to them. Imagine the difference between a serious or apathetic looking employee versus one with a big healthy smile on their face. It’s easy to see why those who smile are much more likable and approachable.
As you can see, there are a lot of good reasons to enhance your smile. We can make your teeth whiter, realign some that are crooked, and give them a cleaning that you’ll feel good about. Your smile is too important to take for granted – schedule an appointment with Dugan and Sweeney and see what we can do for you.