The Smile that Goes a Long, Long Way

SmileA smile can make a difference in your life and to those around you. It is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body function better. A smile is also the easiest means to boost your health, your mood, and even your success.

The simple act of smiling goes a long way in making you look friendly. It can benefit your life beyond ways you can imagine. Here are a few reasons to flash your smile more often.

Success

According to experts, a smile conveys confidence and professionalism. Those who project a positive outlook are more flexible and cope better than those people who are reserved and unsmiling. Studies also suggest that people who smile are perceived to be more positive, confident, intelligent, and more successful than those who didn’t.

Beauty

Most people look at their best when they’re happy and smiling. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American adults believe that an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to the opposite sex. Smiling also lifts your face and makes you look younger.

Your Mood

A smile has the power to change your mood. Psychologists found out that if you grin for a minute, regardless of how fake or forced it feels, it tricks your body into making you feel happy. When you start to smile, your body will start to release all the wonderful chemicals that can change your mood.

Health

Smiling prevents people from looking tired and worn down. It can help reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety. Smiling also boosts the immune system to function better. When you smile, the immune function improves because you are more relaxed.

The Everlasting Smile

If you’re worried about your smile, talk to your dentist. Ask your dentist about cosmetic dentistry solutions to help address your dental problems and give you a smile that can make you feel beautiful and confident.

When interacting with others, a smile can go a long way in making people feel appreciated. It is also contagious and capable of positively affecting your moods. Give a smile, and you’re likely to get one in return.

Resources:
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/20111111/smiling-makes-you-look-younger
http://www.dustinnelsondds.com/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-clear/positive-thinking_b_3512202.html

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Ted Toohey is a neurosurgeon in a hospital in New Jersey. He's also a columnist in different medical journals in the state.