Here’s Something To Be Thankful For!!

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According to a recent study done by The American Dental Association, the feature that others find the most attractive is not our hair, eyes, or body – it’s our smile!!

So don’t worry about trying to compete with the latest supermodel or those impossible-to-beat images we see on every billboard and magazine ad. Just flash you pearly whites and smile!!

But there’s more to it than that.  Anti-aging expert Dr. Mark Stibich has come up with some fantastic reasons to smile. Here are just a few of them.

  • Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile.  Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood for the betterJ

  • Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room and make things happier.  Smile lots and you will draw people to youJ

  • Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take actionJ

  • Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves, possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smilingJ

  • Smiling Releases Endorphins and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin, which make us feel great. Smiling is a natural drugJ

  • Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a facelift, just try smiling your way through the day –you’ll look younger and feel betterJ

There is no doubt about it – smiling is something we should be extremely thankful for. At Lilly Family Dentistry, it is our mission to give our patients something to smile about!

If you are not happy with your smile, call us right away at 712-239-5125. We would love to help!!

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