The Transformational Effects of a Smile

We’ve all been told to smile at some point in our lives. While it can be patronizing, there are actually so many reasons to do just that. The Gordon Center for General and Advanced Dentistry has been providing the Gaithersburg and Rockville, MD area with cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and general dentistry services for over 30 years. Next time you’re told to “turn that frown upside down,” you may want to do just that, and here are a few reasons why.

Smiling makes you happy.

This isn’t just one of those adages your mom told you to try and cheer you up. The smile gallery at our dentist office in Gaithersburg, MD shows how patients smiles transformed and empowered to smile more. There’s plenty of research out there that shows your brain actually releases serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins–all feel good chemicals responsible for giving you a natural mood boost.

Even forcing a smile can lift your mood.

It may seem counterintuitive, but smiling even when you’re feeling down can make you happier. Many people believe they gain happiness through experiences. Sometimes it’s as simple as putting a smile on your face to give your brain the signal to release those happy inducing chemicals.

A smile can make you appear more confident.

In fact, around 72% of people will view you as being more confident and successful when you wear a smile on your lips. Aside from others viewing you as more confident, you will find a new confidence in your smile as well. See what others have to say about what the Gordon Center for General Advanced Dentistry has done for their smile.

Smiling at others can make them happy.

Who doesn’t want to spread a bit of cheer to those around them? Smiling actually is contagious, which means you can help others release the feel good chemicals smiling induces. Help amp up your happy inducing factor with full service dentistry at our Gaithersburg, MD area office. Next time you see someone looking a little glum, simply flash them your improved grin to encourage a smile and help lift their spirits.

A bright smile can help you look younger and thinner.

That’s right. Even if smiling for no other reason appeals, pretty much everyone has the desire to appear both younger and thinner. It’s likely that upturned lips help lift the entire face, giving the appearance of a more youthful look.

If looking younger isn’t enough, maybe looking thinner will convince you to smile a bit more. It may be more so that a frown drags the face down, making it appear fuller, but people tend to find a smiling face to look slimmer.

Overall, there are many great reasons to slap a smile on your face, but we know many of you aren’t happy with the way your smile looks. That’s where the Gordon Center for General Advanced Dentistry comes into play. Our caring dentists have been improving the smiles of the Gaithersburg, MD area for over 30 years. Give us a call to see how we can help you share your best smile with the world.