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It’s true that a smile is infectious. Smiles are much like yawns: It’s hard not to smile back when you see another person smile. It simply cannot be resisted. Smiling at someone who is smiling is caused by a response in the cingulate cortex. It creates an unconscious automatic response. If someone does not smile back, it is because they are consciously choosing not to do so. People want and like to look at smiling faces. Seeing a smile on a person’s face activates the orbitofrontal cortex. People feel rewarded when they look at someone who is smiling.
A Chain Reaction
A smile quickly lifts the mood of the smiler, and it lifts the moods of all of those who are around them. Beyond a smile being contagious, it also gets people noticed in other ways. People who smile are more likely to be promoted and look more attractive when they smile. People who smile frequently are perceived to be friendlier and more approachable.
Most people smile because they are happy; however, a smile can actually bring on happiness. It can also improve a person’s health too. The immune system becomes stronger each time a person smiles. Smiling triggers feel-good feelings that fire off in the brain. More specifically, people produce neuropeptides when they smile. These neuropeptides fight stress. In addition, a smile produces serotonin and endorphin’s, which provides many benefits; however, two of these benefits include natural pain killers and deeper sleep.
However, there are a great many people who fear smiling because they fear showing their crooked teeth. It’s not too late for them to fix their smiles with Invisalign, although. Invisalign provides a way to straighten teeth in a way that remains undetectable to the naked eye. Take a trip to see orthodontist, Dr. Joel Gluck, and start smiling today. As an orthodontist, Dr. Joel Gluck has been assisting patients with their smiles for over 30 years. Make an appointment today!
2002 Richard Jones Road
Suite A-200 Nashville
Phone: 615 269 5903
Most Smiles Are Started by Another Smile!
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.