Luxesmile Dentistry Nov/Dec 2017

October/November 2017

Wisdom Smiling 1899 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 781-412-7030 THE HIDDEN IN

Did you know smiling more could help you live longer? People who smile more often are generally happier in life, in work, in relationships, and so on. Numerous studies have shown there is a remarkable link between showing happiness through smiling and living a longer, more fulfilled life. How do you study smiles and longevity? Well, many researchers have taken to the task. For one, they typically look at the “intensity” of each subject’s smile. It’s important to note there are two types of smiles. There is the “standard” smile and the “genuine” smile. The standard smile is a subtle smile, formed by the muscles around the mouth. A genuine smile — also known as the Duchenne smile — is more intense and is formed by the muscles around the mouth, up into the cheeks, and around the eyes. The Duchenne smile gets its name from the 19th century French neurologist, Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne. It was through his research into the smile that we learned what a genuine smile looks like. In the 21st century, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Paul Ekman, noted that the Duchenne smile “generates the physiology of positive emotion and the changes in the brain.” A separate study looked into this line of thinking. Published in Psychological Science, the study effectively correlated positive emotions with longevity, along with better overall mental and physical health.

neurochemicals help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Interestingly enough, research also suggests that the idea of “fake it until you make it” has real merit. That is, faking a smile can legitimately lead to a happier life. In theory,

even when you aren’t feeling your best, smiling anyway can trick your brain into a chemical response, thus improving your mood (and your health). Even more interesting is what Marianne LaFrance, psychology professor at Yale University, has to say about the matter. She’s concluded that smiling and happiness exist on a two-way street. When you’re happy, you smile. When you smile, you can achieve a new level of happiness! If there is one person who knows a thing or two about smiling and living long, it’s my Grammie! I want to send my Grammie happy birthday wishes as she celebrates the big 100! What is her secret for smiling for 100 years? Well, I couldn’t help but ask, hoping for some real pearls of knowledge.

When you smile, your brain releases endorphins and serotonin, which work to improve mood and encourage a general sense of well-being. On top of that, these

In my Grammie’s infinite wisdom, she gave me three easy tips that I’m happy to share with you:

1. Just take life a day at a time. 2. Make time to read every day and keep learning. 3. Allow yourself to take small naps when you can recharge.

It doesn’t get easier than that! I hope, with these three tips in mind, we can all live to 100. Here’s to smiling more and living long, fulfilling lives.

-Dr. Will Burghardt

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Testimonials “I had broken my teeth when I was young, 12 years old. I fell face flat on the floor, and I’ve been dealing with replacement teeth ever since.

“My wife, after reviewing my wedding pictures, asked me why, whenever I smile for the camera, I try as hard as I can not to show my teeth. Now, I don’t have to worry about that. “I like the fact that my teeth are straight and white, and I don’t have to be embarrassed about them anymore. I had caps before — you could see where the cap ended and my other tooth was under it. “I went to a wedding of a friend of mine, and I wasn’t afraid to smile for the camera. I can’t say enough for Dr. Will Burghardt’s personality. He cares. Dr. Will loves his work, and he’s proud of his work. Two thumbs up!”


“I feel wonderful! Best thing I’ve done in the last 10 years of my life. I feel confident and happy. There’s more smiling I’ll be doing! I would recommend this to 100 friends!”

–Mary Ann

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Meet just a couple of the superstars on my team! This was from a recent team- building event.

Amy, Brittany, PerriAnn, Cari, Scott, Tanya, Kerry, and, of course, Dr. W.

Chuck is so happy he can finally bite into an apple. It’s been years since he could trust his teeth. Now, he could not be happier. It was so fun, Chuck! Thank you for the opportunity to help you!

-Dr. Will

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Inside This Issue

The Hidden Wisdom in Smiling 10 Fun Halloween Hacks Testimonials Meet the Superstars Bell Pepper Jack-O- Lantern Recipe Give Referrals and WIN!





Referral Winner! A big thank-you to all the amazing referrals we have received over the summer. We were excited to send multiple sets of patients to enjoy the Red Sox. Thank you to Rusty and all our amazing patients for your trust. Thank you for referring your friends and family to our practice. Watch out for our fall giveaway contests!

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