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July 20th, 2018

20 Reasons to Smile Today

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hagen dental practice 20 reasons to smile today

Sometimes we can forget how great we have it! And, we can forget a few of the benefits of smiling. For example, smiling and other positive emotions are associated with living longer.

A few other social and health benefits of smiling include:

  • It can be an instant mood-booster
  • It can help you with stress relief
  • It can serve as a natural painkiller (1)

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Knowing smiling is good for the brain and good for the body, here are 20 reasons to smile today:

  1. Because of a great workout…or that awesome post-workout feeling.
  2. Because of a smile you are proud of!

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  1. Because of re-runs of your favorite show being on.
  2. Because of a good book (or audiobook).
  3. Because of a healthy choice you made today.
  4. Because of Amazon.
  5. Because smiles are contagious.

In fact, a neuroscientist named Marco Iacoboni found that everyone has what’s called “mirror neurons.” These are cells in our brain that are activated when we perform a certain action. These cells also are activated when we see someone else do something.

When it comes to smiling, our brains react to seeing someone else smile! Iacoboni’s work showed when we see someone smile, we experience “neural activity” that evokes the same feeling we would have when WE smile and it leads to a simulation of the intentions and emotions associated with smiling (2).

Put simply: when we smile, we really do spur a similar display of emotion in others around us.

  1. Because it’s summer!

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  1. Because of FaceTime (or Skype).
  2. Because of a sunset.
  3. Because someone admires you.
  4. Because of the ability to travel.
  5. Because you can find the good in anything.

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  1. Because smiling helps us be more productive.

In fact in 2010, a researchers found that happiness has a significant and causal effect on productivity. Who knew that smiling can evoke positive emotions and help you get more work done?  (2)

  1. Because of seeing someone else smile!
  2. Because of the ability to set goals.
  3. Because of a home-cooked meal.
  4. Because of ice cream or a cool beverage on a hot summer night.
  5. Because of being able to connect with old friends on Facebook.
  6. Because you are alive!

hagen dds in cincinnati smile because you are alive

We Want You to Have a Smile You Are Confident About

When you smile, you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and your happiness. We want you to be able to smile with confidence each and every day. Give us a call to learn about smile makeovers, full-mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and much more at Hagen Dental Practice.

We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Hagen by calling (513) 251-5500 or clicking the online scheduling button, and find out for yourself how cosmetic solutions and whitening can give you a brilliant, beautiful new smile.

Sources:

 

  1. https://benefitsbridge.unitedconcordia.com/top-7-health-benefits-smiling/
  2. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/08/smiling-benefits_n_6598840.html

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