You are probably aware of the ever-growing evidence linking oral and overall health. This alone makes a healthy smile valuable, but did you know that the more you use your smile, the more valuable it becomes?
Studies have shown that smiling and laughing can relieve stress and improve your overall health. Endorphins are chemicals naturally released in your brain when you feel a burst of happiness. They have been shown to relieve physical and emotional/mental stress.
This helps explain the skyrocketing popularity of cosmetic dentistry. What do you think happens to those endorphins when you feel a pang of embarrassment or shame every time you smile or laugh? It could be putting a damper on one of the healthiest natural medicines we have - happiness. On the other hand, it feels good to show off a winning smile, and feeling good emotionally can help you feel good physically! Read more