10 Reasons to Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling West Columbus Oh Dentist

10 Reasons to Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling West Columbus Oh Dentist

Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from smiling and feeling your best. Fortunately, our Columbus cosmetic dentist can help enhance your smile with procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, and more.

Here are 10 reasons why it’s a good idea to confidently share your smile with the world.

In General, Smiling Can:

1. Help You Stay Positive

Go ahead and smile right now. Now, try to think of something without losing the smile. It’s not easy. When we smile we are sending ourselves the message that ‘life is great!’ Stay confident and reduce depression, stress, and worrying by smiling more.

2. Make You More Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is making them so happy. Frowns, scowls, and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in.

Want to improve the look of your smile while still enhancing its natural beauty? Ask Dr. Gibson about cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.

3. Improve Your Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance your mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you improve your mood.

If you aren’t pleased with the positioning of your teeth and would prefer a straighter smile, Dr. Gibson can introduce you to Six Month Smiles®. Ideal for patients who are 16 or older, Six Month Smiles works to correct crooked, spaced, or misaligned teeth.

4. Be Contagious (In a Good Way)

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the mood of others and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile more and you will draw people to you.

5. Relieve Stress

Stress can really show up on our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. Your stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action.

6. Boost Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

7. Lower Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes and take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

8. Release Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers, and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

9. Lift the Face and Make You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face — making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a facelift, just try smiling your way through the day to look younger and feel better. Feel free to ask Dr. Gibson about our collection of cosmetic dental procedures as well.

10. Do Wonders for Your Confidence

Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.

Dentists know that there are many reasons their patients should smile more. If you are not happy with your smile, Dr. Gibson can show you options that can help.

Discuss Your Smile With Dr. Gibson

Want to learn more about our cosmetic dentist in Columbus, OH, and the services we offer at Gibson Dental? Call us today at (614) 878-9562 to request an appointment. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in our office.

This blog has been updated.