Interesting Smile Facts from Your Chicago Dentist

Smiling is important

We do it every single day whether we notice or not. Your smile can affect the way others perceive you, improve your relationships with colleagues, neighbors, and friends, and even attract career opportunities. If you smile less than you should, you are missing out! Not only does smiling impact interpersonal relationships, it is actually good for you. There are many psychological and health benefits to smiling frequently. Our staff has listed some interesting smile facts below.

    • Smiling is the universal language of friendliness. Across the globe, a smile indicates approachability and acceptance.
    • A researcher in California identified 19 different types of smiles.
    • Smiling relieves stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins. These neurotransmitters relieve pain and boost your mood.
    • Psychologists recommend forcing a smile even if you’re feeling angry or upset because it will instantly improve your disposition.
    • Smiling boosts your immune system and improves overall health. People who smile frequently are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
  • It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. Smiling requires less effort!
  • Smiling can benefit your career. People who smile often at work are more likely to receive promotions.
  • Over 99% of Americans believe a smile is important to social interaction.
  • 70% of people in the United States believe that an unattractive smile can hinder your personal and professional success.

With so many good reasons to smile, Dr. James Fondriest encourages his patients to smile as much as they can. If you are self-conscious about your smile, you’re not alone. Over half of the American population is unhappy with their current smiles. Fortunately, Dr. Fondriest and his professional team are experienced with cosmetic dentistry. If you want to improve the look of your smile, contact Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517 to schedule a consultation.  We are happy to help our patients start smiling again. We serve residents of Lake Forest and the surrounding Chicago communities.

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