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How Smiling Affects Health

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
How Smiling Affects HealthSmiling can be taken for granted but it has health benefits that can affect the functionality of your body. If smiling will impact your health positively then you will want to keep smiling. Smiling is connected with good oral health and so you will need to observe it. Visit the dentist often to check on you and identify any issues that might affect your, mouth, teeth, neck, and even head and hinder you from smiling.

Smiling and the Brain

Smiling can positively affect your brain. Smile affects neural transmitters in the brain and gives powerful happy hormones that affect your general health. Neuropeptides will enable communication in your brain and other body parts. Other hormones such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin are enhanced by smiling and these give powerful positive effects on the body.

What smiling does to the body

Endorphins counteract the effects of the stress hormones in the body, they can be enhanced by smiling. The endorphin hormones lower blood pressure and heart rate. Smiling is vital for a healthy heart and endorphins are a great source of pain relief.

Serotonin offers great benefits too to the body. The levels of serotonin in the body need to be high to lift someone's mood and take away the feelings of depression, worry, and sadness. It is good to take into consideration smiling since it affects the body greatly. The benefits might appear to be minor however, they have a significant impact on someone's health. Having stress, emotional and physical ailments as well as heart complications can lead to health hazards. It is, therefore, good to identify such problems earlier enough to avoid future problems. Smiling is one of the reasons that you will enjoy a healthy balanced life.

If there are factors that hinder you from having a good smile connected to your mouth, teeth, and face then visit us to have that beautiful smile and live a longer healthy life.
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