What’s the point in having a nice smile if you never show it? Of course having a healthy mouth is of the utmost importance for your overall health and well-being, but when many of us are taking advantage of advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers, whitening, and cosmetic bonding–we should really be showing off our smile. After all, the team at Lifetime Family Dental would certainly like to see the smile they helped perfect more often! If that’s not enough convincing for you, here are three reasons you should smile.. just because!
Smiling can help you get that job! Having trouble landing your dream job or promotion? Maybe you’re not smiling enough! According to a study found in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people who smile appeared more confident, conscientious, likable and stable–all traits that employers look for in employees.
Smiling can lead to happiness! A number of studies have indicated that just the act of smiling itself can send signals to your brain that make you feel happy. This includes a study out of Germany that found people experienced happiness by just clenching a small pen in their teeth forcing their mouth to imitate a smile.
Stressed? Smiling can help! Just as we mentioned in the last reason, smiling can send signals to your brain that not only make you feel happy, but actually will help slow your heart rate and breathing and–in turn–reduce stress and anxiety.
Need a little more confidence in your smile before you feel comfortable using it to your advantage? Contact the talented, smile-sculpting staff at Lifetime Family Dental today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.
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