The Value of a Smile

How Important Is a Smile and Is Now the Right Time for a Makeover?

A smile is an amazing thing that can make somebody’s day with so little effort. This blog includes a few smile facts and an uplifting message to hopefully make you smile too!

People are naturally attracted to other people that smile. Studies have proven that when someone smiles, endorphins are released into the body. These endorphins not only make the person smiling feel better, but also those around them.

One of the easiest things to do to influence another person’s mood is to smile at them. My father used to tell me “A person who is smart enough to keep smiling, will have something to smile about in the end.”

Then there is the fact that it takes just 17 muscles to smile, but 43 muscles to frown! So, it is much easier to put on a happy face!

All around the globe, people smile in the same language. It is a universal sign of wellbeing and friendliness, one person who is smiling is likely to make other people smile too. People who smile more tend to be more productive, more creative, and more likely to be proactive.

In the last months, most of us are often hiding our smiles behind a mask. A lot of people have reported that not seeing others smile is one of the harder experiences of the last year or two. Think of the recent Olympic games, we often had the smiles of the winning competitors covered by masks too, which was not the same!

Think of the last time you were ordering coffee perhaps and the barista smiled and said “hi!”, it makes you feel good!

The point of this blog is to bring awareness to how important your smile is. Now could be the perfect time to begin any smile makeover work you have been considering for your smile! People can be self-conscious of their smile and sadly, this can make them smile less especially out in public.

While we are all wearing masks at this time anyway, orthodontic equipment such as braces, Invisalign, plates, and anything similar can easily be hidden behind your mask for nobody to see. Also, if teeth need to be removed as part of any smile makeover, the temporary gaps will again be hidden by the mask in public!

This is something that has been reported in the dental industry, that patients with anxiety about wearing braces or any sort of dental procedures are choosing this time to get the work done that they had been putting off.

Hopefully, by the time you have the straight white smile you have been hoping for, we will no longer have to wear masks and life will have returned to normal and you won’t be able to stop smiling!

A simple smile can brighten somebody’s day, we hope you’re smiling from just reading this blog!