The Power of a Smile
A smile is a very powerful tool to possess. It affects how you feel about yourself and impacts your success in connecting with others and negotiating deals. One smile can make or break someone’s day. If you can harness and unlock the power of your smile, you will find life is generally much happier, easier and more fulfilling. And here’s why…
Smiling makes you happy
The more you smile, the happier you feel. A study was conducted and found that those who smile more than 20 times per day are much happier in general life than those who smile less than 5 times per day. The more you smile, the happier you become. Children have been found to smile over 400 times per day, don’t you miss being that carefree? Apparently even a fake smile can increase your overall happiness, so get to it, fake it till you make it.
Smiling is contagious
Have you noticed that if someone is smiling at you, whether you know them or not, you feel compelled to smile too? And it makes you feel good. Seeing another person smile at you suppresses your control over your own facial muscles and evokes a reciprocal smile response. This explains how being around smiling children can make you feel happy and probably accounts for how being around unhappy children has the opposite effect. Fake smiles do not have the same contagious effect, which provides one of the ways we can subconsciously tell how genuine a smile is.
Smiling makes you feel good
Smiling imitates your body’s response to positive stimuli, like eating beautiful food, smelling fragrant flowers or remembering a wonderful dream. It releases the same endorphins into your body, mimicking the feeling of these pleasurable experiences.
Smiling reduces stress
As smiling releases pleasure inducing hormones, endorphins, it also restricts the release of the stress inducing hormone, cortisol. So the simple act of smiling can have a profound effect on hormonal balance and lead to a more peaceful state.
Smiling makes you more affable
Smiling is one of the very first things that you can do to encourage people to like you. People who smile are naturally drawn to other people who smile and are perceived as more physically attractive than their non-smiling counter parts. Your facial expressions can have a greater impact than the words you speak on the way people remember you. Smiling increases your likelihood of building trust with others.
So here’s a summary of the compelling reasons to smile. Smiling:
- releases endorphins into your body and makes you feel good
- is contagious and makes other people inadvertently smile too
- reduces stress by controlling the release of the stress hormone, cortisol
- can help you to connect with others and create a good first impression
- can assist you to achieve greater success and happiness in life
Creating a winning smile with cosmetic dentistry
Your smile can be a powerful tool but only if you are comfortable using it. Missing, broken, misaligned or discoloured teeth can lead to feelings of embarrassment which can prevent you from using your smile. At Sydney Boutique Dentistry in Waterloo, we provide an array of cosmetic dentistry techniques to create the perfect smile. Contact us today on (02) 9699 5199 to unlock your new smile.