Do you wait for something positive or funny to happen before you break into a smile? Many people do, but the happiest, most confident and most attractive people know that smiling even when you don’t feel like it can turn a bad day around in a hurry.
Smiling has numerous benefits for both the brain and the body, and the Melbourne dentists at Simply Smiles Dental encourage all patients to show off their smiles for improved overall health.
The Benefits of Smiling
Every smile sets off a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing several feel-good neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. Even a fake smile can release these chemicals if you hold it for 60 seconds or longer. This process can change your mood and give you a natural high in a very short time, but the benefits extend to the body as well. Your body chemistry reacts positively when you smile often, which boosts your immune system, lowers your blood pressure and alleviates pain. Additionally, smiling makes you look younger and more attractive, and it makes people treat you differently.
Those who smile habitually tend to have more success in their careers and in relationships. Finally, smiling is contagious, so when you smile first at others, they are likely to smile back and enjoy the benefits. With one small gesture, you can transform someone else’s mood and prompt them to spread the joy even further.
Correcting a Less-Than-Perfect Smile
Of course, it’s easier to smile when you have healthy, attractive teeth and gums. If you’re embarrassed by the state of your smile and go out of your way not to show it off, you’re missing out on the benefits of all those feel-good chemicals. Our Toorak dentists can help you feel good in both body and mind with a wide array of cosmetic dentistry procedures, some of which may only take one or two office visits to complete. These procedures include composite bonding, porcelain veneers, gum lifts and dental implants. At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, we will recommend the perfect procedure or combination of procedures to help you achieve your dream smile in the most conservative and affordable way possible.
Cosmetic Dentist in Melbourne
Don’t let your imperfect smile prevent you from looking and feeling your very best. Contact our cosmetic dentist in Toorak today to book your appointment for a FREE dental implants consultation.
We are Medibank members choice dentist and Hcf members choice dentist.
(We are located in the Toorak Village, in the heart of Toorak and serve patients from Toorak, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Southbank, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Malvern, Albert Park, Melbourne CBD, and from all Melbourne metro areas.)