A smile is a powerful thing. It has the ability to make a stranger’s day better, show someone in need of some kindness, start a conversation, and make a picture look amazing. Something as simple as a smile can offer so many benefits, yet it is so natural that we never even consider the benefits of grinning.

However, when your smile is less than perfect, you may be more aware of how often you smile and try to hide those pearly whites. While we think every smile is perfect exactly how it is, we know that not being comfortable with your grin can make it hard to show that smile.

At Brookside Dental Care, we can help fix your smile to make it something that you want to show off! With our cosmetic dentistry services, teeth whitening services, ability to provide Invisalign®, and many of our other services, we can take a smile that is less than perfect and transform it into something that you love to flash at random strangers! We want you to love your smile and never again feel uncomfortable grinning. Our services and expert dentists can help make your smile one you want to photograph.

If you have a smile that you are not satisfied with, request an appointment at Brookside Dental. We will help you with our different services and ensure you get a smile you love. Once we fix your smile, you will have a lot to grin about! But in case you need a few more reasons to show off those pearly whites, we are going to take a look at some of those benefits we mentioned above. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a smile.

Makes You More Attractive

You may be the most attractive person in the office, but if you walk around with a frown, people may not see it. An article from VeryWell Mind mentions that numerous studies have found that a genuine smile is considered more attractive to the people around us. This means that smiling at your coworkers, neighbors, or strangers can make you appear more attractive! We are naturally drawn to those who smile, likely because they appear friendly and inviting. While you may not be looking for a soulmate, a smile could draw people closer to you and help you meet new people.

Smiling Makes You More Productive

According to Lifehack, a research done in 2010 found that employees who smile more are significantly more productive and more creative while at work. If you have been struggling to stay productive at work, take a break for a good smile, share a joke with a coworker and get back to work. Or, you could sit there awkwardly smiling at your computer, whatever works for you, go with it.

Smiling Makes You Happy

We all know that when we feel happy, our natural response is to smile. But did you know it works in reverse as well? Smiling when you feel down can actually trick your mind into thinking you are happy, which will end up boosting your mood. A VeryWell Mind article mentioned that the physical act of smiling can actually activate neural messages in the brain and cause the release of dopamine and serotonin, which makes you feel better. Next time you feel down, just slap a smile on your face. Even if it starts out as a fake grin, in no time you will have a genuine smile on your face.

Smiling Lowers Blood Pressure

Smiling can actually lower your blood pressure and you can measure it! The VeryWell Mind article suggests giving this a try if you have an at-home blood pressure monitor. Take your blood pressure and then smile for a minute and take it again, you will see the difference for yourself.

Smiling Relieves Stress

This may go hand-in-hand with the benefit listed above, but we thought it was worthy to mention it separately. Smiling can help relieve stress. Stress can wear us down and not only make us mentally exhausted and drained, but it can also make us look it. Putting a smile on your face can you de-stress and help you look more alive and put together. It’s a win-win. You can learn more about the research behind this in another VeryWell Mind article.

Smiling is Contagious

When you pass by someone with a very big, bright, and genuine smile spread across their face, it is hard not to smile yourself. It is scientifically proven that a smile is contagious and can spread like wildfire! Smiles are unconscious, especially when it comes to human habit of mimicking facial expressions.

There are a few great reasons to smile! Get your smile perfected at Brookside Dental Care and spread the love! Contact us today.