Better Living Through Smiling?

Smiling is contagious!

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When you smile, you can brighten up someone’s day. You also show the world that you are approachable and friendly. There are a number of other little-known benefits that can be reaped from smiling. Smiling helps stimulate the release of endorphins, which are known as the feel good hormones. They help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. These are the same chemicals that are released during running and other forms of exercise. Smiles really do make everything better.

It’s also been found that smiling also makes one appear more trustworthy. There was an interesting study performed by the University of Pittsburgh that examined the effects that smiling had on trustworthiness. The results of the study showed that people who smiled were rated more trustworthy than those who did not smile. Therefore, if you want to improve your credibility, a  simple and sincere smile can go a long way!

Smiling is even more important when you are in a leadership position. A team of scientists at University of Montpellier showed that people who smiled had better leadership techniques. The next time that you want to show off your great leadership abilities be sure not to overlook the importance of a strong smile.

As strange as it may sound, smiling can aslo help boost your immune system. In a study done that involved hospitalized children, the researchers noted that the children’s white blood cell count increased when they were visited by puppeteers and storytellers. White blood cells are needed to help your body fight illness.

Straight, white teeth are the keys to a beautiful smile. Many people are reluctant to smile because they do not like the way that their teeth look. Not smiling can make a person appear as though he or she is closed off from the world. If you are unhappy with the way that your smile looks, then you should visit Tucson Dentist, Manela Dental.  Let our highly trained team of dentist and dental technicians help you achieve all of the above with a brighter, more beautiful smile. With offices conveniently located in both Tucson, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ we’re proud to serve the dental needs of southern Arizona.  Call 520-744-2039 to schedule an appointment today!