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What Good Can Smiling Do for My Health?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — robisondental @ 6:36 pm
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While everyone wants a beautiful smile, many people may not be aware of all the health benefits smiling can bring them. Generously showing off your grin can help you stay positive, win trust, make connections, and just enjoy life more. Sadly, some individuals are shy about showing their smiles due to cosmetic defects. Here’s an outline of how smiling frequently can help you live a happier life and a few ways that cosmetic dentistry can help you feel more confident about showing your teeth.

Smiling Is a Great Way to Socialize and Make Business Connections

Did you know that people who smile frequently are generally seen as friendlier, more confident, and more approachable than those who don’t? This makes it easier to introduce yourself, win trust, make friends, form connections, and close sales, making smiling a great way to help you network at social gatherings or get ahead in the workplace. Smiling is also contagious, meaning that showing off your grin can help other people in the room feel comfortable about showing off theirs, helping to make the situation more pleasant for everyone involved.

Smiling Can Improve Your Mood

Wearing a smile even when you don’t feel like it can help you lift your spirits and stay positive. When you smile, your brain reacts by releasing feel-good hormones like serotonin and endorphins, which can help you break out of a bad state of mind and feel better about a situation. This also helps to relieve stress, making it a great coping strategy for hectic situations. Next time you’re feeling down, try wearing a smile to perk things up.

How Can I Enhance My Smile?

Cosmetic dentists have developed a variety of ways to beautify smiles. A few of these include:

  • Cosmetic bonding: If you have a minor chip, crack, or stain, cosmetic bonding can cover up the defect with tooth-colored resin that looks just like real tooth structure. This procedure can be completed in minutes during a routine dental appointment.
  • Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist can lift stubborn stains and leave your teeth up to ten shades whiter. This can be done in a single appointment with an in-office procedure or over two weeks with a take-home kit.
  • Porcelain veneers: If you have extensive chips, cracks, stains, or even gaps or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can cover them up to transform your smile into a beautiful new state. The process can usually be completed in two appointments and is the open secret behind many Hollywood Smiles.

Don’t let a lack of smiling stand in the way of enjoying life a little more. Consulting with your dentist can determine which cosmetic treatments are right for you.

About the Author

Dr. J.D. Robison studied at Purdue University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Detroit Mercy and has completed the core curriculum at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. He is proud to be a member of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and the International Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics. His office in Canton, MI offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. To schedule a cosmetic dental consultation, contact his office online or dial (734) 453-6320.

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