Smiling Can Offer More Benefits Than You Might Think!

Are you happy enough with your teeth to smile freely?

A nice white smile looks great; there is little doubt about that. Few people, however, probably realise the differences that smiling can make to your life. Some of these benefits are fairly obvious, and others less so. Your Epsom cosmetic dentists are always happy to help you to have a confident smile, and here are some of the reasons why it’s well worthwhile pursuing.

Smiling can help lower blood pressure

Life can be stressful for everyone at some time in their life and often can’t be avoided. How we cope with this can affect our health though. Studies have shown that people who were given stressful tasks and told to smile, found that their blood pressure returned to normal faster than those who were told not to smile.

Smiling can actually make you happier

We generally think that people smile because they are happy. This is true, but some research has indicated that you can change your mental state by smiling, even when you really don’t feel like it. The theory is that this action sends a message to the brain and improves the blood flow in that area, making you feel happier.

It makes you look younger

Especially if you have a nice set of teeth, perhaps whitened by our teeth whitening procedure, there is little doubt that we look younger when we smile. Smiling lifts the cheek muscles and tightens the skin, giving us a younger looking appearance.

It can improve your career and romance prospects

People tend to make a decision about us within a few seconds of meeting us. What could be better than a nice cheerful smile to set us on the path to either romance, or a better career, or even both!

Immune system boost

Whilst this one may seem slightly questionable, it has apparently been shown that smiling can actually give the immune system a boost. Maybe smiling and laughing could even help us to avoid the dreaded winter colds, or at least help us to fight them off more quickly?

Cheer up your friends

A smile is contagious, and, if our friends are going through a tough time, a warm smile may be just what they need. Within no time at all, you may both be smiling and the difficulties at least put to one side for a while.

At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we have a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures that can help to give you a smile to be really proud of. From a straightforward teeth whitening procedure to dental implant placement to replace missing teeth, our experienced cosmetic dentists can really give your smile a boost.

To find out how we can help you, please call our Epsom practice on 01372 720136.