It is well documented that people notice your smile before anything else. Smiles not only have the power to influence people’s perceptions about you but can also tremendously improve your quality of life.
Dr. Iyad Altwal at City Family Dental and Implant Centre in Modesto, California, offers cosmetic dental procedures that will give you a radiant smile.
This blog discusses some lesser-known facts about smiling.
Below are some interesting facts related to smiling:
Studies have proven that smiling has a powerful impact on your health. It lowers your heart rate levels, improves your immune system, betters your endurance, and reduces pain.
Science says that smiling spurs a powerful chemical reaction in your brain. It makes your body release neuropeptides and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. They act as natural antidepressants and help you react better to triggers.
From enjoyable, genuine, happy to horrified, miserable, and nervous, smiling portrays a whole range of emotions. Scientists say that there are more than 19 types of smiles!
A study has concluded that smiling is as stimulating as receiving up to 16,000 pounds sterling in cash.
That’s not just a saying. Science backs it up. There is something known as sensorimotor simulation. It is a phenomenon that causes us to mimic expressions without realizing it.
It takes only two muscle pairs or ten muscles in total to smile. To frown, you involve as many as 50 facial muscles. That means it's easier to be cheerful than grumpy.
Smiling makes you appear warm and confident, and also increases your chances of cracking that job interview. Studies say that a smiling profile picture on your LinkedIn increases your chances of being invited for a job interview.
According to Forbes, an average happy adult smiles 40-50 times a day. A typical adult smiles only about 15-20 times a day. Children, on the other hand, have a whopping average of 400 smiles a day!
A Yale study also showed that women smile more often than men.
To learn more about smiling and happiness, call (209) 554-1700 or visit City Family Dental and Implant Centre at 1317 Oakdale Rd Suite 310, Modesto, CA 95355 for an appointment.