Research has shown the simple act of smiling can do you and everyone around you a lot of good. Smiling relieves stress, elevates our mood, and changes the moods of others. 

Smiles are a foundational part of how we interact with each other. Whether it’s for family photos, travel selfies, a job interview, or a date, our smiles are such an important part of how we show ourselves to the world.

It has been found that there is a strong link between good health, longevity, and smilingIt just goes to show the importance of our smiles! Did you know that people can perceive a smile from 300 feet away? That makes it the most recognizable human expression.

Here are some additional facts about smiling: 

Smiling Makes Us Attractive. Humans are naturally attracted to people who smile. Use the attraction power of your smile to draw people in.

Smiling Elevates Our Mood. The physical act of smiling activates neural messaging in your brain. It’s almost like smiling works as a natural antidepressant.

Smiling Boosts Your Immune System. The act of smiling can boost your health because it helps the immune system to function more effectively, and makes you more relaxed thanks to the release of certain neurotransmitters. 

Smiling Is Contagious. Smiling has the power to change your mood and the moods of others. Humans are hardwired to mimic the expressions of others. So it is scientifically proven that smiles are contagious! 

Share Your Smile!

We love to see your smiles! We would love for you to follow us on Facebook, find the pinned “Smile Are Contagious” post at the top of our page, and post a pic of yourself smiling in the comments of that post to enter to win a $25 Target gift card. Knowing that you’re proud of your smile is one of the things that makes our jobs so satisfying, and spreading the joy and benefits of a smile with others is even better!

Thanks for being part of our practice family!