There are plenty of reasons to replace missing teeth with dental implants, including protecting your oral health, but it also improves the appearance of your smile. When you have healthy, beautiful teeth, this will encourage you to smile more often and feel confident in yourself.
Recent research has linked smiling to several valuable health benefits. Keep reading to learn how smiling can positively influence you, both mentally and physically.
All of us have to deal with stress in our lives, and it can be harder for some people to cope than others. Research has shown that smiling in a stressful situation can decrease anxiety levels and lower your heart rate. The next time you feel stressed, try smiling and see how it helps.
It’s widely known that smiling makes you look happy, but it turns out that smiling actually makes you feel happy too. When you smile, your brain releases chemicals called endorphins that are responsible for feelings of happiness and relaxation. As a result, smiling more can have a positive effect on your mood.
In addition to helping you look younger, research has shown that smiling may actually add years to your life. A study conducted by Wayne University concluded that people who smile often live an average of seven years longer than people who don’t. By helping you stay relaxed and content, smiling more frequently can increase your lifespan.
Feeling self-conscious about your smile can be extremely damaging to your social life. When you greet people with a beautiful, confident smile, they’ll find you more approachable. If you tend to be nervous around strangers, sometimes smiling is all it takes to meet new friends.
In addition to improving your mood, smiling can actually lift the spirits of everyone around you. When you smile at someone, their brain absorbs your expression and reflects it back at you. This reflex is called facial mimicry, and you can use it to spread happiness everywhere you go.
If missing teeth are preventing you from smiling with confidence, Dr. Troyan can restore your smile and protect your health with natural-looking dental implants. Our implant solutions are comfortable, durable, and customized to meet your needs.
So why wait any longer? Contact our practice in Hoffman Estates, IL and schedule a consultation with Dr. Troyan — it’s the first step to your new smile.
Dr. Peter Troyan
Royal Dental Care
7601 W Montrose Ave. Suite 2
Norridge, IL 60706