Healthy Smiles By Rita Tempel, DDS – This article was published in the Gettysburg Times, September 15, 2016
Let’s think for a moment about what a smile is: an expression of happiness. Being happy works hand-in-hand with health; so that when you’re healthy, you’re happy, and vice versa. Your smile is actually a glimpse of your overall health and psyche. That feeling of well-being and confidence is reflected in your smile!
Studies on smiles have revealed amazing, fascinating research behind the power of our smiles. For example, when you smile, studies show that your body produces chemicals called endorphins. This endorphin rush triggers positive feelings and reduces stress and pain. Try smiling right now to experience it!
Smiling is also “contagious.” Studies have shown that the simple act of smiling at Continue reading