How often do you break into a smile? Most of us wait until we find something amusing, but the more confident amongst us know that smiling even when you don’t feel like it can turn around a bad day.
The benefits of smiling are well documented because it promotes the release of feel good neurotransmitters that include endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Even a less than genuine smile releases these chemicals if you hold it for a minute or longer. When these neurotransmitters are released, it gives you a high for a short while, but what’s even more interesting is that it helps to boost your immune system, alleviating pain and lowering blood pressure. Additionally, most people look and feel better when they smile, and the benefits can extend to careers and relationships too. When you smile at someone, the chances are they will smile back because it’s contagious.
However, if you are embarrassed to smile then professional dental care can help you. Here at Beerwah Dental, we can help you achieve your healthiest and most attractive smile. Our dentists provide excellent preventative and restorative dental care, and we love nothing more than working with patients so they can maintain the results at home. If you’d like to smile freely and confidently, come and see us.