How Smiling Affects your Health

Smile and it will brighten your day, seriously! Smiling is actually good for your health and will positively affect your mood. Still don’t believe us? Here’s what the power of a smile can do to your health: 

Your Body

Smiling may be the best medicine after all! Did you know that smiling increases your white blood cells? Yes, it’s true! Smiling helps strengthen your immune system and helps the cells in your body relax. So, what does that exactly mean? When your cells are relaxed, they can fix damage much more easily then would be able to if your body was under stress. Are you smiling yet?

Your Brain

Your brain loves your smile! When you smile, tiny molecules called neuropeptides are released into your brain. Neurotransmitters, such as endorphins and serotonin, will make you feel relaxed and happy! Endorphins also aid with pain relief, work to lower your heart rate and reduce stress. So, smile more and worry less!

Other People 

Smiling is contagious and makes you more attractive to others! This all has to do with the cingulate cortex, an unconscious automatic response area of your brain. So, when you smile at other people, they just might smile right back at you! 

At Premier Dental Associates, we love seeing you smile! Make sure you protect your amazing smile by keeping up with your dental health at home and visiting us for bi-yearly checkups. Remember, smiling will bring positivity to your day…and to someone else’s too! So, flash those pearly whites and keep on smiling everyone!

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