Smiling is the universal “feel good” symbol of happiness. Smiles are contagious. The neurons on the brain have a synchronizing effect that keeps you in synch with the person or people you are interacting with. If one of those people smile, you likely will smile and vice versa as well. Smiling is like a medicine, because genuine smiles like those big enough to make you squint your eyes can also help boost your immune system by lowering your body’s overall cortisol levels.
Smiling is our first facial expression. It actually begins while the baby is still in the mother’s womb. Later in life, smiling just adds more meaning to the expressions one has, and the person then understands why they are smiling. This proves that it is a natural human emotion to smile. Forcing yourself to smile when you are sad can actually even elevate your mood. It’s thanks to the endorphins released in the brain faking it till you make it will literally work in this case.
Smiling makes anyone look prettier or more handsome. Studies show that 70% of people prefer someone who is simply smiling by stating their photos looked more attractive than people who were not smiling in the picture.
Smiling can reduce blood pressure. Not only do the endorphins elevate your mood, they will also lower your blood pressure. Smiling is a form of exercise as it takes 26 muscles, which is a large majority of those located in the face to smile.
Employers even tend to promote those employees who smile more often over those who don’t. People who smile often are more likely to be easy going and easy to work with. It also shows you are pleasant, happy, and engaged in the work you are performing.
Scientists have identified 19 different kinds of smiles that range from stating one is overjoyed to another that is simply used when one must be polite. It’s easier to smile than frown as it takes more muscles to frown than smile. We can also detect smile from much further away as humans can detect smiles from 300+ feet away. Some animals can even detect smiles. Smiles can designate a friend from someone who is not so friendly. Smiling is a universal sign of happiness, and it draws more people to you as it means you are a happy person.
So, inclosing keep brushing and flossing daily, and visit your dentist for semiannual checkups. There is nothing better than to simply keep one’s own original teeth, as they provide the best smile around. It attracts more people to you, and shows you are a happy pleasant person to be around.
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