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The Benefits that a Confident Smile Can Give You

Key things to know: There are many benefits of a beautiful, naturally looking confident smile. Recent scientific research indicates people who smile more are happier, more creative and more confident while displaying better decision-making skills. A Smile Makeover using veneers, laser gum lifts, teeth whitening, or Invisalign clear aligners to straighten teeth can lead to dramatic changes in a person’s appearance.

New research in cognitive neuroscience has proven that smiling comes with real-life benefits.

Having a little laugh or randomly smile, is not always an easy thing to do, particularly after a long and stressful day. Yet, if you manage to break a smile, it will genuinely make you feel better.

When you smile, your brain releases neuropeptides which are tiny pieces of protein that affect your emotions. So far, more than 90 neuropeptides are being associated with mood changes, and a recognised group of neuropeptides known as “the neurotransmitters” carry messages across the nervous, growth and gut immune system modulators.

The Scientific Benefits of a Smile

It also brings information to endorphins (our happy hormones), insulin (responsible for blood sugar control), oxytocin, vasopressin and dopamine (responsible for blood pressure), and serotonin (sexual desire and arousal hormones). Research shows that smiling during anxious moments could lessen the intensity of the body’s stress response, regardless of whether a person truly feels happy. In fact, the advantages of smiling are not just confined to yourself — it too touches those around you. Our brain reward centre is activated and reacts when someone smiles back at you — so it’s an all-out infectious loop of happiness.

The Feel-Good Factor

The so-called feel-good benefits of a smile makeover can also affect your job performance. A group of economists recently performed a study and found that “smiling and laughter have a meaningful and positive influence on productivity.” Positive emotions appear to stimulate human beings. Another study was linked to solid decision-making and creativity.

So, there you have it. Smiling can make you a more creative and efficient worker, a more confident and able leader, and a public speaker.

So next time you are feeling like a pick-me-up, or are stuck in a traffic jam, or stressed about something, try to hold your face in a smile for a moment. Not only will it help you psychologically, but it changes your internal and external reality, and brighten your perspective on life, as well as your overall health!”

If you are already in a good mood, why not smile at a stranger and pass along the good vibes?

And if you are not happy with your current smile – we are here to help.

Just book a time with our friendly team and let us work our magic!

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