Smile Power

When I was a little girl, I didn’t smile very much. People would ask what was wrong with me. Believing I had so much to be happy about, they couldn’t understand why I wasn’t smiling more. …Then, as a young teen, I was given the unflattering nickname of “Bucky Beaver” by a mean-spirited classmate. I’m sure you can guess what that related to. There was good news and bad news here. The bad news was that a well-meaning dentist (maybe) told my parents that unless I had full top braces soon, I would forever have my Bucky Beaver smile. The good news? My parents couldn’t afford the braces and I was left to see what nature would do without any outside help. Lucky for me, my teeth had a mind of their own and I ended up with a smile that I’ve often been told “was sure to break many hearts.” I prefer to think that I haven’t done that.

Now I find myself making up for lost time by smiling for no reason….this simple act, that is free for all of us to do every minute of every day, has some very strong scientific evidence proving how smiling has a myriad of benefits not only for us, but for others, as well.

Smiling is like music, a universal way of communicating. There is very little explanation needed to understand what a smile means. Paul Ekman, the world’s leading expert on facial expression, discovered that smiles have the same meaning across all cultures, languages, and even time…

Being around someone who smiles can be contagious. Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that not even chocolate can match. It has been reported that it would take 2,000 chocolate bars to provide the same level of brain stimulation as one smile. Wow! So glad that I practice smiling, as I don’t even like chocolate.

Smiling can actually make you healthier, too. Among the numerous benefits of smiling are the therapeuticeffects of reducing stress hormone levels (like cortisol, adrenaline and dopamine), and increasing health and mood enhancing hormone levels (like endorphins) and lowering blood pressure.

Smiling has many positive psychological benefits, too. When we smile, we appear more likable and polite and we’re also perceived to be more competent and dependable. And it is actually easier to smile than to frown. A smile only takes 17 facial muscles but a frown requires 43. Smiling makes us look younger and more attractive too. Remember that your smile has to be genuine, from your heart, because the human brain is biologically programmed to spot a fake one. A spontaneous and authentic smile has to have some wrinklage around the eyes. As the saying goes, keep it real…

Are you smiling yet? I’d love to hear what it is that makes you smile!…read more

Why not contact Dr Daoudi, a specialist smile makeover cosmetic dentist and the leading specialist at Smile Clinic and see how we can improve your smile.

Smile Clinic for general and cosmetic dentistry with specialist in dental implants, cosmetic veneers, smile makeover, cosmetic dental bridge and cosmetic denture. Bite and TMJ treatment and root canal treatments are also provided by specialist cosmetic dentist. Check out our special offers





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We are proud to provide the widest possible choice of private dentistry to our clients including: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Hygienist services / treating gum disease, Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics), Conventional and invisible Braces (Orthodontics), Occlusion / TMJ disorders, Sedation for the anxious patients

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