Smile an Everlasting Smile
We like to talk about maintaining your children’s healthy smiles. That’s not just about protecting their teeth. Believe it or not, smiles themselves are very important.
Here are a few reasons why.
- We are born to smile. Almost from birth, we are able to smile and recognize smiles. It’s the easiest of all expressions to identify—you can actually recognize a smile from 300 feet away! But people who can’t see that far still know what a smile is. Even babies born without sight smile.
- Smiling causes the release of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that make people feel happier. That means that the act of looking happy can make you feel happy.
- Smiling boosts your immune system. Smiles are actually physically easier than frowns. They use fewer muscles. That means that your body is more relaxed when you smile than when you frown, and a body that is under less strain is taking better care of itself.
- Smiles are attractive. A majority of people (61%) report having been attracted to other people by their smile alone.
- Smiling shows confidence. People who smile readily are viewed as more sociable, attractive and confident.
- Smiles are contagious. All of the benefits of smiling we’ve mentioned can be shared. When you smile, people around you are more likely to smile. That means smiling makes people around you happier, healthier, more confident and more attractive.
So the next time you come into KiDDS Dental and Dr. Jared talks about protecting your child’s healthy smile, remember that it’s about a lot more than making sure he or she will be able to bite and chew. A big, happy smile is a benefit that pays off every day of your youngster’s life.
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