Do you hide your smile or show it off? If you are hiding it or you avoid smiling because you're self-conscious over the state of your dental health, you may be surprised to learn that your dental state could be affecting your overall health, too. If you're not living with a smile that you love, Dr. Choby can help.
Why Laughing and Smiling Are Important
Laughing and smiling are critical for your health because they make you feel good! Research shows that laughing and smiling regularly has serious mood-boosting benefits and can help reduce the effects of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Smiling can also help boost your health by triggering your body to release endorphins, the hormones that help you feel good, but also help to boost your immune system. Endorphins also reduce pain and inflammation.
Some research studies have shown that laughter and smiling can even help reduce the risk of heart disease. This happens because smiles and laughing reduce fat and cholesterol buildup - wow!
Laughing and smiling may also be able to help reduce your blood pressure for up to 24 hours.
But what if you don't feel like laughing?
Fake it till you make it. Since smiling and laughing have mood-boosting properties and can help relax you, it may even pay off to fake a laugh. Some studies have suggested that even a fake giggle can help make your brain feel happier when stressed, mad or sad.
Smiling and laughing also boost your social health.
These actions can make you more approachable as a person and even boost your productivity. Enjoying a laugh or a joke with others can help build relationships, too!
A More Confident Smile
If you're not confident in your smile and you avoid laughing and smiling, stop! We can make over your smile, help you feel confident and get you laughing again.
We would love to talk to you about improving your smile. Take this step to boost your self-esteem and feel happier and we know you'll be laughing and smiling in no time. And, you may find that people around you start smiling more, too!
Call Dr. Choby in Greensburg today at 724-205-6449 to schedule a consultation.