Smiling is Sometimes Hard, But It Can Make You Healthier

You’d smile more often if you knew the power that single gesture is bestowed with. It does not only make you look more beautiful or appear more approachable; it carries with it a slew of benefits that will not only impact the people around you but your health as well. Below, we explore some of those benefits.

1. Stress Reliever

You may not be aware of it, but a smile helps alleviate stress. Whether it’s a genuine smile or as fake and forced as it comes, it sure counts. Being stressed can wear you down and make you look overwhelmed and fatigued. Turn that around by smiling and reap the happy benefits.

2. Pain Reliever

Smiling is also associated with lessening pain. It’s actually a natural way of killing pain and should be embraced. The reason being that by smiling, the happy hormones, which are endorphins together with serotonin, get released, taking you on a rollercoaster of happiness. Your mood becomes elevated, and your body relaxed, getting rid of the pain. Isn’t smiling a natural cure?

3. Immune System Booster

Smiling also boosts the immune system. When your body is relaxed, the immune system functions better, and smiling plays a hand in relaxing your body. Also, it helps add on the immune cells while increasing the antibodies that fight infections.

4. Lower Blood Pressure

By smiling, you allow more consumption of oxygen which in turn leads to relaxation of the muscles. Also, the heart rate drops, which facilitates the drop-down in blood pressure.

Bring Us Your Beautiful Smiles!

You don’t have to fight for your healthy smile alone! We’re here to help. If you need advice on what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, just ask, and make sure you’re scheduling regular dental appointments with your Colorado Springs DDS every six months so that any problems that do come up can be dealt with right away!

Our patients make us smile!

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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.