Why You Should Be Smiling!

We all know that smiling is a crucial part of your health and happiness! Your oral health care team (dentist and orthodontist) are committed to keep your smile beautiful and shining bright! A beautiful smile can actually have positive impacts on your health beyond healthy teeth. Did you know there has actually been a proven link between the act of smiling and feeling happy? Below is some advice from Dr. Chris Teeters, and Dr. Larry Davis at Affiliated Orthodontics about why smiling is important.

Here are some facts and statistics about smiling:

  • Smiles can use anywhere from 5 to 53 muscles in your face.
  • Smiles can be contagious! People actually have trouble frowning when looking at others who are smiling and find themselves subconsciously beginning to smile as well.
  • Smiling can actually boost your immune system and your physical health as well, allowing you to live up to seven years longer!
  • It takes less effort to smile than it does to frown! It takes around 50 muscles to make a frown, but only about 13 to produce a smile.
  • A smile is the most recognized facial expression. 

Make it a goal to smile every day! Everyone deserves to have a smile they love. If you don’t love your smile, consider talking to your orthodontist to see how they can help you achieve your best smile! Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have about your smile or treatment options.

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