Fun facts about smiling and laughing

Smiling and Laughing

If you follow our blog or had a browse through our website, you will see how much information we have published on how to care for your teeth and achieve a straighter smile. But what about the simple act of flashing these beautiful pearly whites? Did you know that the quality of your smile can affect how much you show off your teeth and your overall mood in general?

Naturally, you can smile and laugh regardless of the appearance of your teeth, however, you’re much more likely to do it if you know that you have a smile worth showing off!

These are the benefits of showing off your well-looked after teeth!

Improved mood

We get it, somebody cut you off in traffic, you’ve had a long day at work and you’ve just arrived home to open the fridge to find that somebody has eaten YOUR favourite snack that you had been looking forward to all day. If you’re in a bad mood, the last thing you want to do is laugh or smile. However, the simple act of curling your lips into a smile or letting out a small giggle is enough to trigger your brain into feeling happier. These effects are intensified when you turn that smile into a full-blown laugh. Laughing stimulates circulation and helps your muscles relax. These positive effects are felt for up to 45 minutes after the laugh ends.

So next time you’re having one of those days – just smile.

Become more approachable

People often report feeling more comfortable and happier around those who smile and laugh often. Smiles and laughter are contagious — whenever you see someone else doing it, you can’t help but do the same. In this sense, smiling and laughing more often has a number of social benefits.

You are more productive

When you smile and laugh, your mood improves and you’ll be able to better focus on the task at hand. Since smiling has been proven to reduce stress levels, it can be a great help in the work place to diminish your stress and thus, help you to spend less time stressing and more time doing!

Once the job is done, you’ll have more time to focus on the things in your life that matter outside of work and set your sights on the things that make you truly happy.

Physical health benefits

Smiling and laughing can also improve your physical state of being. Laughing exercises your abdominal muscles and releases endorphins that can alleviate pain and boost your immune system. These actions can also lower your blood pressure and keep it that way for up to 24 hours.

Come to Dream Smiles and allow you to work with you to achieve the smile that you will feel proud to show off!