Why Smiles Matter

Smiling is the easiest way of grabbing attention from a person. Whether it’s someone you are familiar with or a stranger, smiling can help you create a positive first impression. This helps keep the other person engaged in conversation with you. Smiles can be enhanced with a proper dental hygiene routine and cosmetic dentistry. All smiles are unique and beautiful, and even those that are not the most white or contain the straightest teeth are sure to bring a positive light into someone’s life when shared!

A few reasons why smiling is good for your health


Smiling makes you and others feel happier: Smiles are contagious. Looking at another person and smiling is almost certain to create a smile on their face. Not only are smiles contagious, but they are also known to release dopamine in the brain, which causes the individual to feel happiness. The more you smile, the happier you will feel, and by passing on that smile to another person you are brightening their mood as well. Sharing a smile with a friend or even a stranger is basically like sharing your happiness with them.

Smiling makes you more appealing physically: Teeth are one of the first things that people will noticed about you. A bright smile filled with clean white teeth is found to be attractive. When selecting romantic partners, people tend to choose those who are smiling because they are more inviting and happy. Frowning and angry faces can actually turn people off while a gleaming, genuine smile can entice them.

Smiling helps you professionally: Grimacing or appearing uninterested at a job interview is sure to lower your chances of landing your dream job, despite any satisfactory qualifications. Employers look for employees who are happy and with whom they can connect because they know that a positive personal connection is necessary for people to work effectively together. Smiling within a career allows your boss and customers to know that your business is sound and that you find your career enjoyable.

Smiling can help you get rid of stress: Stress takes over your body, contorting your muscles and straining your brain. When smiling allows facial muscles to relax, gradually releasing any pent up stress. As discussed above, smiling release dopamine within the brain, which allows people to feel happiness. When feeling overly stressed, smiling for a minute or two can greatly reduce the feeling of unease and feel more prepared to take on any task that may be overwhelming.

Smiling can help generate a good first impression: When you look at another person for the first time, the first thing you will assess and judge them for is their apparent emotional status. If they are smiling and appear happy, you are more likely to be attracted to them and want to hear what they have to say. When meeting someone who is frowning or has their brow furrowed due to stress, you may not be as drawn to that person as you would be to someone who appears to be happy. Others will notice your oral hygiene and make assumptions based upon that, and as oral hygiene is usually parallel to overall hygiene, people may draw negative perceptions about you.

Smiles are recognizable across cultures: There are six different emotions that are recognized by every person on earth, including happiness, fear, surprise, anger, disgust and sadness. A smile is the universal sign of happiness. You can make connections with people who speak an entirely different language just by smiling. Smiles can bring together people of different cultures and celebrating their similarities rather than focusing on the differences.