Statistics About Smiling and Happiness

Statistics About Smiling and Happiness

Posted by SHEFFIELD SQUARE DENTAL on Nov 26 2021, 04:44 AM

All of the services we provide at Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, have one goal. That is assisting our patients in achieving and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles that they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

The main reason for this is that we know that there is a close connection between how often you smile and how happy you feel. Keep reading to find out all about how smiling and happiness are interconnected. 

The Connection Between Smiling and Happiness

Smiling is a universal indication of contentment and a symbol of happiness in any place or culture. 

Studies have revealed that when a person smiles, it triggers certain muscles and brain connections that allow that person to feel pleased. When you smile, your brain also releases endorphins, which are the brain chemicals responsible for emotions like pleasure and bliss. 

Benefits of Smiling

It Can Improve Your Mood 

Psychologists have discovered that smiling even when you don’t feel like it will instantly improve your mood.

It Strengthens Your Immune System

Smiling can also benefit your physical health. When you smile, your body relaxes. This helps improve your immune system.

Smiling Relieves Stress

When you smile, your body immediately releases endorphins. This shift in mood will make you feel better and relieve tension.

It’s Easier to Smile Than Frown

Frowning actually requires more muscles than smiling, making your body work harder.

It’s a Universal Symbol of Happiness

While handshakes and embraces may be different in different cultures, smiling is universally recognized as a gesture of happiness and acceptance.

Smiling Increases Your Chances for Success 

Smiling makes a person appear more beautiful, friendly, and confident, and persons who smile frequently are more likely to be promoted. So, even if it's gloomy, rainy, and you have a cold, put on a wide smile and you'll feel much better.

Tips for Maintaining Your Smile

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly before going to bed (for at least 2 minutes) using fluoride toothpaste
  • Consider flossing just as important as brushing
  • Use antimicrobial mouthwash
  • Drink more water throughout the day
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • At least twice a year, visit your dentist for dental checkups and cleanings

For the best dental treatments that improve your dental and overall health, contact Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois. You can reach us at (773) 880-2310 or visit us at 2835 N Sheffield Ave Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60657.

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