Investing in your smile is important to your oral health, but did you know having a smile you can confidently share with others on a daily basis affects your overall health and your quality of life? We are not just talking about preventing gum disease and detecting oral cancers. Smiling every day can improve your mood, relationships, and even your success. The best part is that smiling is absolutely free! Here are some practical ways smiling can improve your life starting today.
- Reduce Stress
Constant stress is a health issue in itself, but stress often exacerbates other serious health conditions as well. Smiling releases endorphins that lower stress hormones. Reduce stress by smiling more throughout the day.
- Lower Your Heart Rate
Smiling relaxes the body and lowers your heart rate. This allows your heart to not be overworked. People who smile often are less likely to develop heart disease. Smiling can also lower your blood pressure.
- Improve Your Mood
Smiling makes you feel better by releasing mood enhancing endorphins. Even if you have to fake a smile at first, it will soon become genuine and lift your spirits in no time.
- Look Younger
Smiling instantly improves your face value. Smiling engages your facial muscles, rounds out your cheeks, and tightens the skin.
- Career Success
First impressions are important. Smiling often will help you to be recognized and remembered in the future and can help your career success and earning potential. When you smile, you are also thought of as more approachable, allowing for better success in social and professional relationships.
Boost Your Smiling Power with Dental Implants
You may not be feeling confident enough to smile often. We can help. Periodontist Dr. Richard Amato specializes in the placement of dental implants. Dental implants have become the most preferred method for permanently replacing teeth for their natural look, feel and function, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime.