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How Smiling Affects Health

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
How Smiling Affects HealthThere are several aspects in which smiling is beneficial to human health. You are less inclined to smile when you have dental problems, whether they are structural or aesthetic. Due to these dental problems, you may not be able to enjoy the advantages of smiling as often as you should. It is essential to understand why smiling is good for your health and how important it is to take the utmost care of your teeth. In addition to this, when you smile, you may instantly change your attitude from gloomy to cheery.

Improves General Health

Your brain releases feel-good endorphins merely by putting on a smile, even though you're not inclined to do so at the time. Smiles may help alleviate stress, battle symptoms of despair and bring a wide range of additional advantages. In addition to this, the human brain has a tremendous capacity to change and rewire itself due to recurrent encounters. You may boost your mood by smiling more often. If this is done frequently enough, the brain may be rewired to accept optimism as the new norm.

Also, everyone experiences anxious and frustrated feelings from time to time. It would be best to take any action to release tension since these feelings may harm your physical wellbeing. Upon smiling, your body produces hormones that help you feel less stressed. The body frequently releases mood-lifting chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins.

According to research, smiling has been demonstrated to improve the immune system's capacity significantly. Your immune system will become far less efficient if it is not functioning correctly, making it considerably more likely that you will become sick or that an injury will get infected. Smiles help increase the presence of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and also help stimulate the production of more immune cells. This could make sure that your immune system works better and that it can better protect your physical and mental health.

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18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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