Smiling and Happiness
We all know someone, that one friend, who always covers their mouth when the smile. Maybe they force themself to smile or laugh with their mouth closed. It’s very obvious to us that is what they are doing, even if they know it. Sometimes, they have been doing it for so long, they may not even realize they do it.
Studies show that every time we smile, it triggers a happiness button in our brains. It has a direct link to our overall happiness and overall health. We all know that person, who loves to be miserable and always sees the glass half empty. They are a drain!
When we smile, or laugh, it sets off a chain reaction in our brains that tells everything is okay. It helps ease tensions and lets us relax. Endorphins get released and it acts as a natural pain reliever, as well.
Have you ever had a stranger walk up to you and say, “Smile!”. We all look better when we smile. We also feel better. Maybe not when a stranger tells us too, but generally, we do. It’s just more pleasing to people when they see a smile and makes us more approachable and appealing to people.
Having a big broad smile can have a positive effect on those around us, it’s infectious and makes other people smile. Remember the saying, “Smile and let them wonder what you’ve been up to?”. Yes, let them wonder! It’s like yawning, smile and the whole world smiles with you. It’s actually proven that people will almost always smile when you smile at them. It’s almost like a custody, but once they do, the endorphins are now releasing in them and there we go! One big happy!
It’s amazing how much better we feel when we smile. The more you smile, the more natural it will become. People who have to smile as part of their job, like people who work with the public, know this all too well. A fake smile will show and that can have the opposite effect that we want, on us and them. If someone can sense you are faking your smile or your laugh, it makes them suspicious, that maybe you are hiding something or that you are trying to cover something up and trying to act as if it’s all okay.
It’s a shame for us to see someone covering their smile, for any reason. If you are not happy about your smile, maybe because you are unhappy with your teeth, there is always something to be done about that. Consult your family dentist about the issue you have, even if you have a fear of dentists. Braces, teeth cleaning and whitening or cosmetic dental surgery can make the absolute world of difference in your self-confidence, and will make you feel so much better about yourself. A quick consultation is painless and can get you all the information you need to get your smile back where it should be.