Smiling is to Happiness What Happiness is to Smiles
March 8, 2016
Oral Health News
Sedation Dental Group
Did you know it takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 to frown? It’s true, and smiling is one of the simplest ways we as humans can express happiness, and one of the most genuine ways we can gift another with happiness.
That being said, there is also something to be said about a genuine smile that truly resonates in ones eyes, and makes them feel good too.
The Difference a Genuine Smile Makes
Body language plays a huge role in communication, and facial expression helps us to know which emotion each other is feeling. But flashing a fake smile can be very transparent to those looking on, so sincerely feeling your smile is important.
A conscious smile does not actually even activate the same part of the brain as a smile associated with true joy or happiness. So it is important to understand what it is that makes us happy, and emulate that as much as possible …even if that requires visiting it in our minds to create a smile.
The Emotion Behind a Smile
A large part of body language is your facial expressions, as it displays how we are feeling. A grin will look much different than a grimace or a glare, and such expressions will show people how you are feeling at any given time. So it is important to FEEL your smile and not just put one on.
At DentistsRUs, we understand that you are not always going to feel like smiling, and sometimes the reason for that is simply because you might be embarrassed about the condition of your smile. This is an area any of our dental professionals in the Lower Mainland can help you with. Even a simple dental treatment such as teeth cleaning or teeth whitening can give you the confidence to flash your grin in comfort.
Natural Confidence Boosters That Will Make You Smile…
Eat Well …eating well will make you feel better all around. From increased energy, to better health, to strengthening the collagen and elastin in your skin and making you appear fresher. Simply put, your inner health will shine through when eating a healthy diet.
Exercise and Sleep …likewise, exercise will also give you more energy, improve blood flow and also aid in collagen production. Plus the added benefits of sleep will decrease the bags from beneath your eyes and deliver a general “awake” appearance, plus improve your mood. All great reasons to make you want to smile!
If your crows feet are a concern for not smiling as a means of minimizing the results of your “smiling muscles”, many of our dental professionals also offer BOTOX treatments, so feel free to click on our locations and get your happiness on without concerns of discoloured teeth or smile lines!