A simple smile can mean hello or brighten someone’s day. Did you know there are many facts about smiling and the benefits for not only your health but your everyday life? Sit back, relax, and let HomeTown Dental fascinate you with 10 facts about the power of your beautiful smile:
#1: Gives You a Morale Boost
When you feel like you have had a tough day, try smiling! Play your favorite song or watch a funny movie, because a little smile can go a long way.
#2: Could Help You Live Longer
Does your doctor tell you that you need to lower your blood pressure? Along with a healthy diet and working out, smiling can help do the trick.
#3: Smiling Is Contagious
Next time you need a pick-me-up, call your friend that makes you laugh or smile the most! When you are around people who are smiling all of the time, there is a good chance you are too.
#4: Starts When We Are Babies
Did you know that babies are born with the natural ability to smile? According to a study by Dr. Oz, women smile 62 times per day and men only about 8. We all know that children love to smile and it shows because on average they smile 200 times per day.
#5: Use Your Insurance!
You pay for insurance so why wouldn’t you use it? Only 46% of people with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year as they should. If you don’t have dental insurance, no need to worry. At HomeTown Dental, we offer an affordable HomeTown Dental Plan for anyone who qualifies. Up to 50% off uninsured clients.
#6: It’s Only Natural
Sometimes you can’t help but smile, and we love it! Automatic smiles are a result of pleasant sensations or an experience that comes naturally gratifying.
#7: Improving Your Immune System
If you feel like you’re sick often, try smiling a little more! Laughter and smiling may help protect you from the common cold by lowering stress levels. When stress levels decrease, your white blood cell count increases and releases antibodies that fight off infections.
#8: Who Brushes More?
Your dentist at HomeTown Dental always talk about the importance of brushing twice a day, but who actually listens? 86% of women brush at least twice, while only 66% of men are following our guidance.
#9: Makes You More Attractive
It is a lot easier to approach someone who is smiling rather than a person who looks upset or isn’t having a good time. Smiling makes you more attractive and shows off your natural beauty!
#10: Takes Less Energy
When you compare smiling to frowning, some people will argue that frowning is easier. HomeTown Dental is here to set the record straight that it takes 43 facial muscles to frown and only 17 to smile!
Share with us your favorite facts about smiling! Head over to your local HomeTown Dental to keep your teeth happy and healthy. Why not make an appointment at HomeTown Dental today? After you leave, you’ll want to smile even more.
Image via Getty Images. Creative number 1030970190