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Don’t Be Afraid to Laugh and Smile

They say a good laugh heals a lot, and it’s true. Laughing and smiling have always been among humanity’s best weapons against a lot of troubles. Here are just a few of the many physical and mental benefits of wearing your happy face more often.

Physical Benefits

You probably don’t expect physical benefits to come from smiling, but science says there are many. Laughing puts your abdominal muscles to work. It triggers the release of endorphins, which helps to boost our immune system while also reducing pain.

Several studies have also shown that laughter and smiling may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Smiling and laughter can help protect the heart and reduce fat and cholesterol buildup. Laughing and smiling are also believed to lower blood pressure for up to 24 hours.

Mental Health Benefits

Smiling and laughing can have great mood-boosting and relaxation properties. Studies have shown that even faking a small giggle can do more than enough to trigger your brain to feel happier, even in moments of extreme anger and sadness.

Smiling and laughing often also make you more approachable as an individual and help boost your productivity at work. Sharing a laugh with others can help you deepen your bonds with them, so, in a way, this is also good for relationship building.

Lots of Reasons to Smile

Unfortunately, some people don’t feel confident enough to smile and laugh much. Oftentimes, this is because of the condition of their teeth or their smile. 

With so many physical and mental benefits to laughing and smiling, it makes sense to find help if you need to improve your teeth and smile. This may involve going through some dental procedures to help you brighten your smile. 

At the end of the day, any investment you make toward your smile will be more than worth it. By smiling and laughing more often, you’ll be able to make yourself happier. This happiness is also contagious, so in a way, you’re also helping to make the world a happier place. 

If you’re less than happy with your smile, we can help! Give us a call today at (469)264-8921.