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Benefits of Smiling

Holly Klock - Friday, August 25, 2017 - 


Did you know that smiling can instantly improve your happiness? Smiling actually activates a neural messaging system that benefits your mood, in
addition to your happiness, by activating parts of your brain that fights off stress. Dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, the ‘feel good neurotransmitters,’ are released when you smile, an act that not only helps to relax you, but also to lower your heart rate and blood pressure and to act as a natural pain reliever. Smiling is basically an organic anti-depressant without the synthetic concerns.


When you smile, you are more physically attractive and tend to be viewed in a more positive way than those around you. It’s true when they say smiling is contagious! By smiling you not only help yourself to feel good, but also the people with you. You are helping to make both of you more attractive and able to live longer, healthier lives. Smiling is an immediate self-confidence booster, too. When you smile, you probably feel more comfortable and confident with yourself in social circumstances.


But what happens when your smile leaves you feeling insecure? Maestri Dentistry is here to help! We are proud to provide Six Months Smiles, an innovative orthodontics system that allows you to get incredible, beautiful results in minimal time using cosmetic braces. With clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, Six Month Smiles is hardly forceful and noticeable when treating the teeth that make up your smile. Its main focus is the front teeth, which allows patients to complete their treatment in as little as six months without discomfort or that awkward braces look. Straight, pearly whites are an integral part of your smile, and smiles are a big part of your health. We care about yours, so visit our website at here for more information on how to take care of your smile.


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