Smiling elevates your mood
It is very normal that we are continuously rushing from one place to another and shifting from one task to the next, especially if you live in a busy city or work as a dentist in Harley Street, London – yes, stress affects us too!
Stresses in life could be a daily experience and could be due to work, life at home, difficult relationships or of financial nature.
Smiling could be the solution you have been looking for. Smiling and laughter can relieve these stresses and instil a positive mood throughout the day.
A great smile can provide you with the physical and mental support you need to overcome these stresses.
The science behind a smile
The following features define your smile:
- how high or low is your smile in relation to your teeth
- whether you have a convex, a straight or a concave type
- whether your smile touches your teeth or not
- the amount of upper teeth displayed when you smile
How Laughter and Smiling Affects Your General Health
Smiling releases “good chemicals” called endorphins giving you a sense of “feel-good factor”.
Smiling helps to relax body muscles, reduces stress and stimulates function of the facial muscles.
How Smiling can affect others
When we smile, it influences those around us. Smiles and laughter are contagious because when we see someone else happy, we become happy too.
“At 128 Harley Street Dental Suite, we believe that a nice smile should define you and we take great care at ensuring the nicest of results possible” – Dr Stefan Abela
Dr. Stefan Abela
BChD, MFDS, RCS Eng, MSc, MORTH RCS Ed, AHEA, FDS Orth RCS Ed
Stefan is a Consultant in Orthodontics at one of the most prestigious London teaching hospitals; Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.
Stefan is also a specialist in Orthodontics and is registered on the General Dental Council (GDC) specialist list. Stefan qualified as a dental surgeon in 2003 and underwent further training in various specialties including restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, oral medicine and complex oral and maxillofacial surgery including the management of facial trauma.