Say Cheese: Health Benefits of Smiling

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the team at Jordan Dentistry wanted to focus this week’s blog post on reasons to smile. With turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie in our immediate futures, we’d say that’s reason enough to smile for us! All kidding aside, here are some statistics that will hopefully help you crack a smile and show those beautiful pearly whites.

Health Benefits of Smiling Glass smiley faces

  • Smiling can lift your spirits. In fact, even fake smiling can improve your mood, according to Cliff Kuhn, a medical doctor known as the “laugh” doctor.
  • Because smiling is a sign of approval, people have positive feelings associated to a smile and are naturally more drawn to you when you smile.
  • Smiling can boost your immune system. (Great news in the midst of cold and flu season!) It lowers your heart rate, steadies breathing and relaxes your body.
  • Smiling makes you look younger. Smiling plumps the skin cells surrounding your mouth while giving you a natural, radiant glow.
  • Smiling is infectious, and could make someone’s day when they need it the most.

If those reasons aren’t good enough, try these smile stats:

  • The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man smiles just 8 times a day.
  • 63 percent of people believe they look best in photos with a big smile that shows their teeth.
  • 99.7 percent of people believe a great smile is an important personal asset.
If you’re been hiding your smile for one reason or another, don’t hesitate to contact our office in Cumming, GA so that Dr. Jordan can talk to you about cosmetic dentistry options that will improve your smile. From everyone at our office, we hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

 

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