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How does a healthy smile impact your overall health?

Laughing and smiling are often considered the best medicines, and rightfully so. Nothing compares to the beauty of a healthy and heartfelt smile. Let us uncover the impact a healthy smile has on our overall health. 

Relieves stress

A healthy smile will enable you to smile often. The more you smile, the more feel-good hormones called endorphins are released. These hormones reduce stress levels and make you feel good and fresh. These are also the hormones that are released after exercising; that’s why the post-gym feeling is sought after among fitness enthusiasts. 

Better heart health

Stress levels have a direct impact on our heart health. High-stress levels can predispose to lifestyle conditions such as high blood pressure. Lowered stress levels owing to greater endorphin release will ultimately contribute to better heart health. 

Boosts your immunity 

Positive thoughts and smiling help your body fight off infections better. This results in better and stronger immunity, and in times such as these, we can all use an immunity boost. 

Reduce the risk of neurological conditions

A healthy smile and positive thoughts also reduce your risk for neurological conditions such as dementia. 

Improves your social life 

Healthy teeth will enable you to smile more often. A smile is attractive and makes you look confident and appealing. It has a significant impact on your personal, social as well as professional life. A bright smile showcases the warmth and makes you more approachable. 

So, this year why not gift yourself the gift of a healthy smile? Please schedule an appointment with us at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists and let us help you to a dazzling smile and better health. If you have any more questions, please reach out to us, and our team will be there to assist you.