Every plain wall deserves a piece of work, so why not cover it with a smile? – Shawn Luka
Peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh made one of the most powerful smile quotes that has ever been spoken. He said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
The philosophy behind these insightful words have been reflected by brilliant psychologists and researchers in the world. They understood that something as simple as a smile can completely transform the way that a person views the world as well as the way the world views a person. Everyone knows that smiles are contagious. An attractive smile can make an average looking individual seem gorgeous. When we smile, we improve our own mood, and we have the power to impact the mood of those around us. Smiling can even increase a person’s life span.
When a person smiles, their brain releases neuropeptides, and these battle stress. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins are also released when a person smiles. This relaxes their body, lowers their heart rate, lowers their blood pressure, and just makes them feel better. Smiling causes the body to release endorphins, which minimize pain.
Smiles have been proven to be contagious by a study that was done in Sweden. People were shown a bunch of photographs of smiling individuals, and then they were told to frown. A good portion of the test subjects unconsciously smiled instead of frowning. All of these things underscore why it is so important to start the day with a smile.
Having a Smile That You Are Proud of
If a person has a beautiful smile, they are more likely to show their smile off to the world. Orthodontists work with patients to help them correct problems with their smile that may make them reluctant to show it off. They may use braces, Invisalign, veneers, caps, crowns, and whiteners to help a person improve their smile. If you are interested in having a smile that you will be happy to show to everyone, contact Beecroft Orthodontics today and schedule a consultation.
Beecroft Orthodontics – 10472 Georgetown Dr, Fredericksburg, VA22553 Phone: 540 898 2200
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