Taking care of your smile not only looks good but has many positive benefits. When you smile dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released into your bloodstream, making not only your body relax but also works to lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
When you smile, your brain is aware of the activity and actually keeps track of it. Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage explains “The more you smile, the more effective you are at breaking the brain’s natural tendency to think negatively. If you smile often enough, you end up rewiring your brain to make positive patterns more often than it does negative ones”. Smiling more can also boost creativity, problem-solving skills, productivity, and your attention span.
Maintain a healthy smile and maximize all the benefits of smiling, by including regular visits to Lakeshore Dental for oral health checkups. If you are at a smile deficit or are self-conscious about your smile, Dr. Dan or Dr. Mike would love to discuss the options available for a happy, healthy, confident smile.