Smiling is the best, for many reasons!

Smiling is a great way to improve your mood and your health.

At Richview Family Dentistry, we love to see smiling faces. That is why we have dedicated our lives to improving people’s smiles. As much as everyone loves to laugh and smile, there may be even more reasons to smile than you realized. Here are just some of the reasons smiling is the best:

  1. Smiling boosts your immune system.

    Smiling changes the chemistry in your body. Numerous medical studies have found smiling can help lower heart rate, steady breathing and relax the body, which results in a stronger immune system.

  2. You feel better when you smile.

    When a person is smiling, it affects muscles that make you feel happy or joyful. You smile because you are happy and when those muscles are in use, your brain sends endorphins. Smiling really does make you feel better!

  3. Smiling is contagious.

    When someone is having a bad day, pay them a compliment with a smile. The double-duty mood boosting effect will turn their day around for sure.

  4. Smiling helps reduce stress.

    There was a study performed in 2012 that brought a whole new meaning to the term “grin and bear it.” The people who had a bigger smile during a difficult task actually completed it with less stress. So, when you tackle something hard, remember to do it with a smile on your face!

  5. Even fake smiles do the trick.

    Even when your existing mood and surroundings suggest otherwise, faking a smile can help your improve mood and health. It only takes smiling for a brief period to experience the benefits — no matter how contrived it feels initially. In this case, maybe it’s OK to fake it a little.

  6. Smile your way to success.

    People who smile more often are perceived to be more attractive. Psychological research has shown that attractive people are perceived as more successful, intelligent, and friendly.

  7. Smiling is a universal sign of happiness.

    Language may be a barrier, but facial expressions like the smile are universal signs of happiness. So show your pearly whites and spread the happiness around!


At Richview Family Dentistry, we want to help keep a smile on your face and also help you feel confident in your smile! Contact us today to set up an appointment for a routine cleaning or a consultation for Invisalign. Our office is a state-of-the-art facility that doubles as a warm, welcoming environment where you’ll actually enjoy a visit to the dentist and leave with a smile!
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