The Psychological Benefits of Smiling

Did you know there are psychological benefits you gain when you smile? Most people smile when they feel happy and joyous. They also smile at humorous situations and things they find funny. Aside from these moments, smiling more often can have a profound effect on our emotional, mental, and physical state of well-being, and it provides added benefits, including:

  • Helps Strengthen the Immune System – Smiling promotes white blood cell production, which is essential to fighting illnesses and diseases.
  • Helps Reduce Anxiety and Stress – Smiling releases endorphins that help reduce anxiety and stress, and these endorphins actually make us feel happy.
  • Makes People Feel More Attractive – When you smile, it makes you seem easy going, which translates to being perceived as being attractive by those that see you smile.
  • Helps Put Us at Ease – People who smile are more approachable and, often, are willing to engage with you in social settings much more quickly.

Plus, people who smile are contagious, and it is not long before a friendly smile is returned by other people.

Some people are reluctant to smile because they are embarrassed about how their teeth look. Their teeth might be discolored, stained, crooked, cracked, chipped, or missing. Fortunately, there are several different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures one could use to give them a truly stunning and beautiful smile so they no longer have to hide it.

If you would like to learn what options are available for you so you can smile as often as you want, please feel free to contact Manassas Smiles at 703-335-1020 today to schedule a consultation appointment at our full-service, family-friendly dental clinic!

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