Maintain a Healthy Smile
Have you ever walked by a stranger who flashes a friendly smile at you and you instantly react with a smile back? Smiling is a contagious act that gives off a positive, welcoming, and joyful energy to others.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as confident to smile as others are for numerous reasons. Some believe their flawed smile is unattractive to show off or their missing tooth is too frightening to society.
At Dr. Joe Thomas Dentistry, we want all our patients to have the opportunity to shine their beautiful smile. Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits that smiling provides which is why Dr. Thomas offers dental implants as the optimal treatment so you can blissfully smile again.
Smiling Improves Your Health…
Of course, a healthy, beautiful smile will enhance your appearance and make you more attractive to many people. But, it’s not a complete surprise that a healthy smile is actually great for your overall health as well.
Laughing is an immediate indication that someone is happy. A simple smile or laugh has been found to help lower your blood pressure which is a good reflection on your heart. The initial act of laughing causes a brief increase in heart rate but is then followed by a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure which relaxes your muscles and reduces your risk of heart disease.
…Relieves Your Stress
If you’ve been stressed lately, you may not know that a small grin or brief chuckle can help relieve your built up tension. When you’re stressed out, you may feel your heart beat faster and you’re anxiety will heighten. Because smiling and laughing can help lower your heart rate, this will also help lower your stress levels and provide you with a healthier mental and physical state.
Builds Strong Relationships…
How often do you initiate a conversation with someone who has an angry, unpleasant look on their face? It’s actually very unlikely to approach someone who appears unhappy or displeased because they don’t look friendly and welcoming.
People are drawn towards others who smile and it has actually been found in a study that those who smile are more likable and affable than those who don’t smile. If you’re afraid to smile because of a missing or damaged tooth, talk with Dr. Thomas about dental implants.
…Boosts Your Mood
When you smile, it’s usually when your happy and in a good mood. But, even a fake smile can give your brain and body the satisfaction you desire. Your brain and body release chemicals called serotonin and endorphins which both positively contribute to your mood, your stress level, and your well-being.
So, the next time you’re feeling down, try to force a smile and see how your mind and body react. You’ll be exhilarated to notice your day has been successfully turned around with the simple act.
Our Vero Beach Dentist Encourages You to Smile
Dr. Thomas and our team don’t want you to put off your dental treatment any longer. A healthy smile means a happier you. There’s no reason to continue postponing an improvement to your oral and psychological health with a trusted, highly-knowledgeable team like ours.
If you’re suffering from tooth loss or need a quick fix to your injured smile, dental implants can reestablish every aspect of your mouth from your tooth root to your gums. Call our Vera Beach office today at 954-793-4388 to schedule your implant consultation and get started on your journey towards a happier, healthier life.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I maintain my healthy smile?
Maintaining your beautiful, healthy smile is simple. First, ensure you have a good at-home oral hygiene routine. Typically, this will consist of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash. This helps control the number of bacteria in the mouth and keeps your gums healthy.
You’ll also want to make sure you’re scheduling biannual appointments with Dr. Thomas at our Vero Beach dental practice. These appointments are vital because our dental hygienists are able to clean hard-to-reach areas you can’t typically reach at home.
How important is a healthy smile?
Good oral health provides many life-changing benefits. A healthy smile can transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence. It can also bring positivity to your mindset, as well as improve the health of not only your mouth but your whole body. To learn more about healthy smiles and how to maintain one, contact our office by calling (954)-793-4388 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas.