A true smile spreads from your mouth to your entire body. Your posture changes, and your eyes light up. Smiling lifts the facial muscles and makes you appear more youthful. It can change your entire disposition and that of those around you. So why don’t you smile more? A lack of confidence in your smile can lead to a tendency to hide it. Cosmetic dentistry can help you become more confident in your smile and yourself. There are several reasons smiling is essential to your health and wellness. 

Attracts Others

A smile is a natural attractant. When some smiles at you, it is an indication they are happy to be in your presence. There is something innate in humans so that no matter what our circumstances are at the moment, we feel the need to return a smile and share this moment with another person. A genuine smile makes others want to be in your presence because they appreciate your happiness in theirs. 

Encourages Positivity

Even a forced smile changes your brain’s towards more positive thoughts by releasing neurotransmitters. It’s almost impossible to think negative thoughts for long with a smile on your face. Smiling also reduces stress. Less stress equals more positivity, and more positivity equals less stress. 

A Natural Drug

Smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin. All of which work together to make you feel better physically. Smiling also produces a measurable difference in blood pressure. Don’t feel like smiling? That’s an even better reason to do so.

Leads to Success

Confidence is a stepping stone to success. People who appear confident are more likely to be more successful in business and be promoted. What makes someone appear confident? A wide smile is one of the largest indicators of confidence. 

Wellness

Smiling can also lead to greater wellness. Neurotransmitters released during smiling helps with relaxation, which also assists with boosting the body’s immune system. 

These are all great reasons to make smiling a habit. If a lack of pride in your smile keeps you from living your best life, the team at Exquisite Smiles has many cosmetic dentistry options to help you reveal a smile you can’t resist sharing. Contact us for your exquisite smile consultation today.