Marshall Orthodontics - July 2019

JULY 2019

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND A SMILE THE TRUTH BEHIND THE UNIVERSAL SIGN OF HAPPINESS

Here at Marshall Orthodontics, we’ve seen firsthand just how much of a difference a smile can make in someone’s life. Smiling can increase your confidence and give you a happier, healthier life. Many people don’t realize there is actual science behind why this works. Through research and studies, we now know that smiling has all kinds of positive effects on different parts of your life. Your smile doesn’t have to be perfect, either. No matter how imperfect you think that smile is, we can assure you that the act of smiling itself is enough to set you on a brighter path. By taking the time to smile every day, we’re giving ourselves a gift that will last a lifetime. One of the ways smiling can help is by producing endorphins, a major contributor to positive emotions. Researchers have shown that by exercising your zygomaticus

happier . This means that even forcing a smile when you’re feeling down can help you out of your rut. By using these smile muscles and making ourselves happier, even for a second, we trigger our brains to release endorphins that keep the process going. Simply put, smiling is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you outwardly try to project happiness, your brain will follow suit with the necessary chemicals to make it happen. So, next time you’ve had a long day at school or the office, take a second to think about happier times. Flashing a smile just may pick up your spirits. In addition to helping us feel happier, smiling also has legitimate health benefits. Smiling helps reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and maintain a healthy heart rate. Research shows that happiness has these effects on us. Because our bodies naturally

is shown to be contagious to those around you. That’s why it’s so important to try to keep a positive attitude in this life. You never know when another person may need your help getting through the day whether they realize it or not. As if these weren’t enough reasons, smiling also helps spark creativity, is a natural painkiller, and makes you more attractive to others! All this adds up to a better life in every sense. If you want to be happier, healthier, and more successful, maybe all you’re missing is the right smile and the right attitude. That’s where we come in. Here at Marshall Orthodontics, we have a dedicated team of smile specialists who promise to get you the results you deserve. Our experienced staff will walk with you every step of the way until we get your smile exactly where you want it. To find out more about how we can make you smile, give us a call at (864) 336-2965 or visit our website anytime at Marshall-Orthodontics.com.

“By taking the time to smile every day, we’re giving ourselves a gift that will last a lifetime — from the inside out.”

major muscle and your orbicularis oculi muscles — don’t worry, these are just fancy words for the muscles that power your smile — you are much more likely to feel

want to be happy, a smile brings our brains the same amount of joy that receiving a large amount of money would. And it’s not only helping you. Just like yawning, smiling

– Dr. William Marshall

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