3 Benefits Of A Healthy Smile
A vibrant, healthy smile is one of the best features a person can share in his or her day-to-day life, and receiving regular dental care is the best way to ensure that type of smile. Here are three important benefits of a confident, natural smile.
Smiling Causes a Positive Reaction in Others
When a person feels comfortable enough to smile, he or she can help put others at ease and smooth out interpersonal interactions. According to Federal Occupational Health, "Various studies have shown that when you smile, you increase your chances of being perceived as authentic, empathetic, attractive, [and] confident."
The need for extensive dental care (such as missing teeth or poorly aligned teeth) may cause a person to be less likely to smile, which is why receiving treatment for these issues is necessary and can allow an individual to better interact with others.
Smiling Lifts a Person's Mood
Smiling can actually make a person feel happier. The act of smiling increases the amount of serotonin and endorphins in a person's body, making him or her feel more relaxed.
Routine dental care alone can make a person's teeth stronger and healthier, causing the individual to be more likely to smile, and therefore increasing the frequency of good moods.
Smiling Can Make You Look Younger
When a person smiles, it can make him or her look younger. The muscles used in smiling lift the face, creating the illusion of youth. Everyone wants to look younger, and looking the part can make someone feel younger as well.
If an individual experiences pain in the mouth, gums, or teeth, it can be physically difficult to smile. Jaw or oral surgery (including wisdom teeth removal) could be the answer, protecting a person from issues down the line that could be even more harmful. Once healed, smiling can occur without any pain or discomfort.
Interested In Improving The Look Of Your Smile? Contact Montefiore Dental
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