You probably know that a smile from you is likely to make other people smile as well. In fact, a warm smile is an excellent tool for disarming and charming potential opponents, but did you know that smiling can actually improve your emotional health? It’s true.
Smiling Chases Away the Blues
When you smile, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These are the chemicals responsible for the “runners’ high” experienced by people who exercise strenuously. Endorphins boost your mood and give you an enhanced sense of well-being.
Smiling Decreases Stress and Anxiety
The endorphins released when you smile help to decrease the levels of cortisol in your system. High cortisol levels are associated with being anxious and stressed out. When your cortisol level drops, so does your tension.
Smiling Helps You Keep a Positive Attitude
The next time you are having a horrible day with everything going wrong, stop, take a deep breath and smile. Studies have found that it’s harder to think negative thoughts with a smile plastered on your face, even if you’re faking it.
Smiling Eases Social Awkwardness
Next time you’re at a party of a meeting where you don’t know anyone, try offering the other attendees a friendly smile. As discussed above, it will help you feel better. Smiling will also make you appear more attractive, trustworthy and approachable. You may even make a new friend or two.
So, what’s standing between you and that beautiful, healthy smile? Some women don’t smile because they’re embarrassed about having crooked teeth but think the only alternative is a mouthful of ugly metal braces. If this describes you, talking to an orthodontist about Invisalign can change your whole perspective.
In fact, why not get in touch with Beach Braces today to schedule an appointment? An experienced and compassionate orthodontist will examine you and provide you with an array of options, such as Invisalign, to bring out your most amazing smile.
Beach Braces Orthodontics
220 N. Aviation Blvd
Phone: (310) 379-0006
A Smile Becomes You or Perhaps You Become You when You Smile. – Margi Preus