Smiling is Good for You

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    Smiling is Good for You

    Smiling is Good for You

    Phyllis Diller once said, ”A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” Who doesn’t
    love or want a beautiful smile? There are many benefits of showing your pearly whites!

    Studies show that a smile on your face can relieve anxiety, strengthen relationships,
    and even reduce your risk of heart disease.

    Below are some interesting facts about how smiling affects our mood and physical and
    mental health.

    1. Longevity

    Studies have shown that maintaining a positive mood could contribute to living a
    a longer and healthier life.

    2. Stress Reducer and Natural Pain Reliever

    Your body releases happy-hormones dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin when
    you smile. These hormones help relieve pain, reduce stress, and improve your

    3. Confidence Booster

    A beautiful, healthy smile makes it easier for you to present yourself and greatly
    impacts your self-esteem. Stay Positive and Smile More!

    Here are some tips to stay positive and induce more smiles:

    • Do one good thing for yourself or others every day
    • Practice gratitude in the morning
    • Read and/or watch something funny
    • Spend more time in nature

    Keep Your Smile Healthy

    The key to a perfect smile is to maintain good oral hygiene:

    • Brush your teeth twice per day
    • Floss daily
    • Consider using a mouthwash
    • Clean your tongue

    Oral health is connected to overall health

    We understand that oral health has a huge impact on your overall health. We advise our
    patients to get regular oral check-ups and cleanings to maintain overall health. It’s our goal to
    make you smile more! If you need to make an appointment, call us at (828)631-3283.


    David S. McGuire, DDS

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