A Smile Is The Key That Fits The Lock Of Everybody’s Heart
Smiling is one of the most powerful gestures any human can make, and it benefits both of the person who sees the smile and of the person doing the smiling.
Smiles are created by nerve signals in the brain, which cause certain facial muscles to contract. This part of the process is fairly obvious, but what happens next may come as a surprise: the act of smiling initiates a positive feeling “loop” that travels back to the brain, reinforcing the positive feelings that inspired the smile in the first place.
In fact, research suggests that smiling reduces stress and decreases the amount of stress-related hormones like cortisol and oxytocin, which can have a very negative effect on both physical and mental health. Smiling can also promote heart health, lower blood pressure, and may even play a role in living longer.
Smiling is a major key to improved interactions with others. It increases your attractiveness, makes you seem more trustworthy, and can make people more willing to cooperate with you and engage with you socially. There’s no question about it, smiling is one of the keys to success in life. And the sooner smiling becomes a habit, the better.
Young and Happy
Sadly, youngsters who are self-conscious about their smile because of dental problems may grow up missing out on the enormous benefits of smiling. One of the most positive steps a parent can take is to make an appointment for their child with an orthodontist who can determine whether an orthodontic problem exists and provide braces, Invisalign, or other appropriate treatment.
In the Nashville area, an appointment with Gluck Orthodontics is an excellent step toward a lifetime of smiles. Dr. Gluck is a respected orthodontist who will help you make an informed decision about the right time to start treatment and whether braces, Invisalign or other treatment options are best for your child.
A Smile is 1 Way to Everybody’s Heart
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.