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Smile – Its Great For You!

Smile – Its Great For You!
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Whether you are three-five times per workout person or an occasional dabbler of physical exercise, smiling should be added to your workout as it is one of the healthiest activities that you can participate in anywhere. It does not cost a dime, can be done by anyone no matter their age and condition, and the benefits are exponential. It will start as you work those muscles on your face and spread into a healthy overall appearance physically and emotionally.

Need more convincing? Find below four more ways that smiling will benefit your health.

1. Pain Reduction

Smiling releases endorphins, which are our bodies’ feel-good hormones. They serve as natural painkillers with no side effects. What’s particularly interesting about this is that it’s the smile itself that releases the endorphins, not the attitude behind it.

Our brains are so hardwired to associate smiling with joy that even a fake smile will get you the chemical benefits. So whenever you get injured, it certainly is a good idea to grin and bear it!

2. A Stress Reliever

Another thing the endorphins released by smiling do for you is help relieve stress. A study in 2012 tested how quickly subjects’ heart rates could go back to normal after performing a stressful task. In this study, one group was instructed to hold a pencil between their teeth (which forces a smile), and the other was told to hold the pencil between their lips (which forces a neutral expression). The results concluded that the subjects with the biggest smiles recovered the fastest.

So remember, we should not just smile when we’re happy, but the actual act of smiling can make us happy, which means you really can “fake it till you make it” when it comes to smiling!

3. Great Immune System Booster

Relieving tension and stress by smiling can have a profound cumulative impact on your health. It can make you more resilient against illness, and it can even reduce your chances of getting cancer by lowering the number of stress-induced mutations your cells go through.

4. Adds Years To Your Life

Smiling does not just make you look younger and more attractive; it can also add years to your life. So take advantage of every opportunity to smile (and then some), and you could add more years to your life.

Just One More Reason Your Smile Is Important

When you unleash the powerful potential of your smile, you can make the world a better place. So keep your smile healthy. Brush and floss every day, and be sure you’re having regular checkups and professional cleanings.

As adults, we average a sad twenty smiles per day, while children will light up with a smile four hundred times in that same day! Imagine the health benefits we could rack up if we could start grinning like we did when we were kids?

Some people keep their smiles to themselves because they are not happy with the way their teeth look, but we can help you get your uninhibited smile of your youth back.

Call Today and Let’s Give The World Another Healthy Benefit – Your Smile.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
2685 Bird Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Phone: 305-858-0505
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