The Effects of Smiling

According to the research presented in a TED talk by HealthTap founder and CEO Ron Gutman, smiling has many benefits that help you appear more attractive, look more competent, feel better, and even live a longer life. Having a healthy smile is not only important for your physical wellness, but also your emotional wellness. If you are in need of a smile makeover, make sure you make an appointment with Dr. Patrick Broome, DMD at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today!

Smiling Makes You Healthier

Smiling stimulates the reward mechanism in our brain the same way that chocolate does. To the brain, just one smile produces the same results as eating about 2,000 bars of chocolate. A smile also stimulates the brain as if you received about $25,000 in cash. Smiling reduces stress-inducing hormones and increases mood-enhancing hormones. It also reduces your overall blood pressure. Research was done on baseball cards that were printed before 1950. The smile of the player on each card was measured and researchers found that those who did not smile lived an average of 72.9 years, players with a slight smile lived an average of 75 years, but the players with a beaming smile lived an average of 79.9 years. This suggested that a big smile can prolong your life expectancy.

Smiling is Contagious

It is difficult to frown when someone is smiling at you. This is because it suppresses the control that you usually have on your facial muscles. About one third of the adult population smiles more than 20 times a day and only 14% of adults smile less than 5 times a day. Children can smile up to 400 times a day. In fact we begin smiling when in utero before birth, smile in our sleep when we are first born, and even babies who are blind smile when they hear the human voice. When you smile at others, they see you as more likeable, courteous, and competent.

Smile Makeovers in Charlotte

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. People who are self-conscious about their smile may smile less and lose many of the benefits that have been mentioned above. Many people are choosing to have cosmetic dental work on their teeth to fix their smile and enhance their overall appearance. Dr. Broome and his staff want to help you gain the confidence you want from your smile. Make sure to check out the smile gallery at Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry to see the amazing things that Dr. Broome and his staff can do to transform your smile.

Contact Dr. Broome for a Smile Makeover Today!

If you aren't happy with how your smile looks and are ready to make a change, contact Dr. Broome today by calling (704) 364-4711. Whether you have something small to fix or want to have a complete overhaul to your smile, Dr. Broome is ready to help your smile, and help you be healthier and happier. To easily improve your smile, here are 5 quick tips on how to improve your dental routine.