Does Smiling Make Me Healthier?

A smile is worth a thousand words — and then some! Dentists love to talk about the importance of maintaining your smile, and it’s not just a cheesy cliché meant to make you feel better about going in for your appointments.

Smiling has been demonstrated to provide the following health benefits:

  • Decrease stress and combats depression by releasing neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
  • Help increase confidence and attractiveness, which could elevate your own personal and professional opportunities for advancement.
  • Reduce physical pain by releasing endorphins, helping you relax from head to toe.
  • Help increase immune cells and antibodies to boost the immune system.

Finally, smiling is free! There is no better (and faster) way to feel happier, youthful, and stress-free than by offering a quick smile to those around you. Various studies have even demonstrated that smiling is contagious, so you’re contributing to public health in a positive way when you flash your gorgeous grin!

Here at RiseWell, we help make smiling more second nature by helping you maintain a healthy oral care routine. When you’re proud of the way your smile looks and feels (and of course, when you feel good about yourself in general), you’ll find yourself smiling without even trying! Go ahead — say cheese! 

About Dr. Derek

He is not only Co-Founder of RiseWell. Dr. Derek Gatta is a partner at Dr Max & Dr Gatta PLLC in Boca Raton, Florida. If you are in the area, he is your go-to dentist!