How Smiling Effects Your Health

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People spend thousands of dollars on herbal supplements, vitamins, medicine, health foods, gym memberships, and doctor’s visits, all in search of a healthier version of themselves. While one diet or exercise routine may work for one person, there’s no guarantee it’ll provide the same results for another. There is one thing though, that doesn’t cost any money and has been proven to boost your health and mood. Smiling! At Cottonwood Dental, we take pride in taking care of your smile. Here are some ways simply smiling can improve your health!

Smiling improves your mood. The simple act of smiling, even if you’re not feeling happy at first, has been proven to improve your mood. Smiling activates the release of stress-fighting neuropeptides, as well as the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin.

Smiling lowers your heart rate. The neuropeptides released by your brain when you smile relieve stress and relax your body, effectively lowering your heart rate. Smiling often can actually make you less likely to develop heart disease.

Smiling strengthens your immune system. Smiling boosts the production of white blood cells in your body, helping your body fight off illnesses.

These are just a few of the benefits of smiling. Visit Dr. Giaquinto at Cottonwood Dental. Cottonwood Dental offers cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, crowns and bridges, and many other dental services that can keep your smile happy and healthy. Schedule your appointment today!