4 reasons why you should smile more often!
Have you ever wondered just how much a smile can affect your life?
Here at Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns we want to share with you the multiple benefits that accompanies a genuine smile. However, we also understand that dental problems such as tooth discolouration, decay and missing teeth can often have an effect on your willingness to smile. In this article we share with you 5 important reasons why you should smile more often, in addition to 3 popular cosmetic treatments that can help you smile, and smile like you mean it!
#1 Releases Endorphins to make you happy
Quite simply, the more we stimulate our brain to release this chemical the more often we feel happier and relaxed. Endorphin chemicals are released by your brain which is triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face. Endorphins are responsible for making you feel happy, lowering your stress levels and putting you in a pleasant mind-set. Faking a smile or laughing works just as good as the real thing since the brain cannot differentiate between real or fake. This is because the brain is interpreting the positioning of the facial muscles, rather than the sincerity of your smile.
#2 Reduces stress levels, negativity and pent-up emotions
Cortisol is largely responsible for cultivating those negative feelings associated to stress, anxiety and depression. Endorphins counteract and reduce the stress hormone in your body making you more relaxed as a result. A good belly laugh is also a great way to release frustration and anger. In turn it allows you to see the positive side of negative situations.
# 3 Improves your relationships
Smiling and laughing is such a powerful quality. It makes you appear more approachable and friendly. Research shows that if you smile, happiness naturally follows. A happy, positive expression can help you express your true potential when it comes to social interactions and meeting new people.
# 4 Lowers blood pressure
According to studies, there is a link between smiling and factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, and other stress level indicators. As you smile, endorphins go up and blood pressure comes down.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you feel confident about your smile
At Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns, we care about the health and integrity of your teeth just as much as we do about the aesthetics of your smile. Our comprehensive range of cosmetic services can help you feel confident about your smile. If you are suffering from chipped, cracked, crooked, or discoloured teeth, then here our highly experienced team of dental professionals can help you. Our cosmetic services include:
Porcelain Veneers: One of the easiest ways to treat teeth that are too small or too big or have uneven surfaces is by placing a veneer over the tooth. Porcelain veneers are placed over the front on the teeth to create a lovely even colour, shape and give you an even, pleasing result.
Teeth Whitening: Tooth whitening is one of our most simple, safe and common cosmetic treatments. With your comfort being of utmost importance throughout, Day White and Advanced ZOOM! Whitening treatments are rapid and as painless as any treatments currently available.
Replacement of Amalgam Fillings: If your back teeth are filled with old and unsightly dental amalgam, and are unhappy with how they look, our tooth coloured fillings provide a great alternative.