Embrace Your Smile
If you’re missing teeth, we know how hard it can be to confidently show off your smile. Unfortunately, if you’re constantly hiding your smile, you’re missing out on the amazing benefits smiling brings to both your physical and mental health.
Don’t allow the gaps in your smile to stop you from being happy. Dr. Chow can help restore your smile and improve your oral health with dental implants. Once you have a complete smile, you can start to enjoy smiling and experience all the benefits it has to offer.
Relieve Your Tension
If you suffer from high stressful days, you understand how it impacts your productivity and emotions. It can even put you at a higher risk of health conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure.
It’s been found that smiling and laughing can actually help reduce these health risks associated with stress and get you through an overwhelming situation. Initially, when you smile or laugh, your heart rate increases, but this is followed by a muscle relaxation period that lowers your heart and alleviates your stress.
Elevate Your Mood
Smiling is most commonly associated with happiness and when you’re feeling down, smiling is usually the last thing on your mind. However, the expression of smiling, whether you force it or not, can actually boost your spirit and put you in a more joyful mood.
This is because the act of smiling allows your body to release a “feel-good” chemical called dopamine that increases positive emotions and thoughts. So next time you’re having an off day, try flashing a smile and see how your mood improves.
Improve Your Health
Smiling not only keeps your heart healthy but it’s also shown to boost your immune system too. Smiling releases endorphins, which are known to fight off illness and stress. Social laughter has also proven to help relieve pain as it acts as a natural painkiller for your body. If you’re suffering from a chronic illness or an injury, try to stay positive and keep a smile on your face.
Develop Strong Relationships
If you’re constantly frowning or looking unfriendly, it can be hard to make new friends right away. Instead, strong relationships generally begin with a smile and welcoming energy that shows others that you’re approachable and friendly.
Next time you’re out in public, smile at someone and see if they return the expression. This can be the start of a brand new friendship, or even a special connection, that could last a lifetime.
Increase Your Lifespan
You may know that a healthy, beautiful smile can help enhance your appearance and make you look younger, but did you know the act of smiling can actually increase your lifespan? The more you laugh, the longer you’ll live. Don’t waste another day being sad – get through your off days by expressing a smile so you can live longer than expected.
Start Smiling More Today
If a missing tooth is stopping you from embracing your smile and experiencing its benefits, Dr. Chow can help. With our dental implant solutions, our dental team can restore your smile back to its natural appearance. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chow, call our Thunder Bay dental office at (807)-700-1383 or you can fill out our online contact form.