At Dentistry on 7th, we’ve observed that the season of spring makes people happier. The brighter sunshine, warmer weather, reawakened flora and fauna all bring an infectious smile to everyone’s faces.
Certainly, we are fans of smiles, especially those that exude self-confidence. And as the old saying in our profession goes, oral hygiene goes hand in hand with a confident smile. This is because the first thing someone notices about your smile is your pearly whites.
Whether you are a child or an adult, our team of highly skilled and qualified dentist will work hard to help you reach your optimal aesthetic beauty so that you can smile the way you were meant to. To learn more, contact our dental clinic anytime for a consultation with orthodontists and dental hygienists that care about your oral health.
You might be wondering why we’re so passionate about making you smile with self-confidence. Well, mostly because science says smiles will improve your life. Here is how.
Smiling Makes You Appear More Attractive
Study upon study has concluded that smiling makes you more charming. From Swansea University to the Welsh University, to the American Psychological Association, to a study by Golle, Mast & Lobmaierm, the conclusion is that a smiling person is perceived to be relaxed, happy, approachable, genial, and trustworthy – all characteristics of a winning personality. What’s more, when asked to choose between a smiling and nonsmiling person, participants in these studies have invariably selected a smiling person as more attractive.
Smiling Makes You Happier
Dr. Isha Gupta, a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine concludes that even if you force yourself to smile, you can trick your brain into believing you are happy, which eventually makes you genuinely happy.
Here is how it works. When you smile, neuropeptides are released in your brain while endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin are also released in your body. These chemicals have an overall positive effect on your organs, while the latter acts as a natural anti-depressant. This isn’t surprising considering that serotonin is known as the happy chemical.
Dr. Nigel Carter, of the British Health Foundation, also conducted a study that supported this, “We have long been drawing attention to the fact that smiling increases happiness both in yourself and those around you, so it’s good to receive the backing of this scientific research.”
Smiling Reduces Stress and Helps Your Heart
A study published in Psychological Science and conducted by Tara Kraft and Sara Pressman of the University of Kansas experimented with smiles and their effect on stress. The test involved 169 volunteers and had them perform varying tasks while monitoring their stress rates. The conclusion was that smiles lowered heart rates and improved cardiovascular stress recovery.
“The neat thing about this is that smiling during the stressful period also has positive benefits for your heart health for several minutes after you’re smiling, which is pretty cool,” said Tara, who was the lead author of the study.
A similar conclusion was drawn by Dr. Kei Hayashi from the University of Tokyo. After his research analyzed 20,000 people, he concluded that your chances of cardiovascular disease lower with how often you smile.
Smiling Helps You Live Longer
A study from Wayne University in Michigan concluded that smiling can improve your life expectancy. They studied 230 pictures of major league baseball players from 1952 and graded them according to their smiles. They compared this with their lifespans and noticed that those who smiled least lived an average of 72.9 years. Meanwhile, the ones with the widest of grins lived nearly 80 years.
That’s seven more years for maintaining a sunnier disposition. We’ll take that.
Smiling Is Contagious
We’ve already established the many benefits of smiling for your health. You appear more captivating, feel happier, healthier, relaxed, and live longer. But perhaps the best part is that your smile is contagious, which allows these positive characteristics to be spread. This, according to a paper published by Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
Adrienne Wood, a Ph.D. student and lead author of the paper explains how this works, “We believe that you combine information from sensorimotor simulation with your understanding of the situation in order to fully comprehend other people’s feelings.”
In other words, it’s natural for you to subconsciously mimic facial expressions, and when you do, you often activate that same emotional state in yourself!
At Dentistry on 7th, we offer several services that’ll help you smile with confidence and take advantage of these benefits. This includes dental implants, the golden standard for tooth replacement that look and feel natural, and Insignia Damon brackets, custom made brackets that are more comfortable to use so that you can smile more naturally. You can also improve your smile with Invisalign – a more fetching substitute for the unappealing traditional metal bands and brackets
We are proud to have served a vast number of happy customers at Dentistry on 7th. This includes many well-known personalities, celebrities, and corporate executives, who use our cosmetic services because of our eye for aesthetic detail.
There was a time when cosmetic dentistry was used only by the elite and Hollywood types. Today, it’s far more accessible thanks to cost-effective advancements in technology. For instance, we restore teeth using tooth-coloured resins and ceramics. These restorations are devoid of metal and quite durable. We also offer composite fillings that match the colour of your tooth and are a better option than the silver-mercury blend.
But there is no artistry without the artist. At Dentistry on 7th, Dr. Sarna believes in treating the whole you and not just your teeth. He designs your brand-new smile based entirely on your individual needs. His artistic vision determines if you need corrections to the shape, shade, height, or spacing of your teeth to maximize the brightness of your smile.
If you want to achieve beautiful and natural looking results, then come see a Hamilton orthodontist you can trust with your teeth. Whether you need options like veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, and orthodontics, or something as simple at whitening, we are here to help you smile widely and confidently!