Don’t Let Tooth Loss Stop You from Smiling
Have you been suffering from the physical and emotional effects caused by tooth loss? Living without a healthy, complete smile can stop you from smiling and laughing each day, which ultimately prevents you from experiencing its benefits.
Don’t allow the gaps in your smile to stop you from being happy. Dr. Macdonald can help restore and rejuvenate the health, beauty, and function of your smile with dental implants.
Lift Up Your Mood
Smiling is most commonly associated with happiness, so when you’re feeling down, you probably aren’t thinking about flashing a grin. However, this expression, whether it’s forced or not, can actually help lift your spirits and put you in a more joyful mood.
This is because the act of smiling allows your body to release a “feel-good” chemical called dopamine that increases positive feelings and thoughts. Next time you think your day is continuing to go downhill, try smiling and notice how your mood improves.
Relieve Your Tension
Is your day typically so overwhelming that you’re constantly feeling stressed out? The daily battle with this strain can impact your productivity, emotions, and even put you at risk for health problems like heart disease and high blood pressure.
Smiling and laughing have actually been found to help reduce these health risks associated with stress and can help you get through any overwhelming situation. Initially, when you smile or laugh, your heart rate increases, but is followed by a muscle relaxation period that lowers your heart rate and alleviates stress.
Improve Your Health
Along with keeping your heart healthy, smiling can also help boost your immune system. When you smile, you release endorphins, which is known to fight off illness and stress.
Social laughter has also proven to help relieve pain as it acts as a natural painkiller for your body. If you’re suffering from an injury or chronic disease, stay positive and keep a smile on your face by watching a funny movie.
Build Strong Relationships
It’s probably pretty rare that you make a new friend right off the bat when you’re constantly frowning and looking unfriendly. Instead, strong relationships generally begin with a smile and welcoming energy that shows others that you’re approachable and cordial.
Next time you’re out in public, smile at someone and see if they return the positive expression. This can be the start of a brand new friendship, or even a special connection, that will last for years to come.
Increase Your Lifespan
You may know that a healthy, beautiful smile can help enhance your appearance and make you look younger, but did you know the act of smiling can increase your life span? The more you laugh, the longer you’ll live. Don’t waste another day being sad– get through your sorrow and light up your face with a smile so you can live longer than expected.
Restore Your Smile Today
If a missing tooth is stopping you from beaming your smile and experiencing the incredible benefits you get from it, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Drs. Keith or Daniel Macdonald. They can help you regain your confidence using dental implants and give you the freedom to smile without hesitation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I maintain a healthy smile?
It’s also important to schedule biannual dental appointments with Dr. MacDonald at our Archdale office. At these checkups, our dental hygienists are able to remove any built-up plaque that you can’t usually reach at home.
How important is a healthy smile?
To schedule an appointment with Dr. MacDonald and learn more about the benefits of a healthy smile, call our Archdale office at (336)-803-7570.