The Benefits of Smiling

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How Smiling Boosts Your Mental O& Physical Health

When you smile, you do more than exercise facial muscles. You’re working out your brain, as smiling triggers positive chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and other endorphins.

It’s the perfect exercise to do anytime, and anywhere. Learn how smiling can not only boost your mental health, but impact your physical health, too.

Confidence is Contagious

When endorphins kick in, your mood lifts and brings down tension and anxiety levels. Smiling is a great way to make friends because you’ll feel more comfortable, and it’s actually contagious! Through a process called facial mimicry, oftentimes another person can’t help but smile back if they see you beaming.

Because of the scientific connection between smiling and positive chemicals, smiling when you’re going through a stressful situation is helpful, too. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, or feeling nervous for an interview, smile — even if it’s just by yourself.

Your brain automatically releases those chemicals. Smiling can help you feel more confident, even when you’re feeling discouraged.

Feel Confident in Your Smile with Dr. Boscia

Dr. Boscia’s mission at New Creation Dental Care is to help you feel your best, starting with your smile. Whether you need restorative, cosmetic or general dentistry, the team at our St. Louis, MO practice has your back. You deserve all the benefits of smiling. Call (636) 625-1225 to schedule your appointment today.

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