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Health Benefits of Smiling: A Free Infographic

Have you ever felt embarrassed to smile? If so, you may want to review the free infographic below to learn why smiling is a free way to feel better every day. More and more, dentists and holistic health experts uncover research that links smiles, laughter, and positivity with better overall health.

Why Are People Afraid to Smile?

Dental professionals believe that people can be afraid to smile for any number of reasons, including:

  1. Fear of being perceived as unattractive
  2. Insecurity with the color of one’s teeth
  3. Insecurity with the shape of one’s teeth
  4. Feelings of depression, sadness, or anxiety
  5. Compromised self image and/ or self esteem

Dentists and Orthodontists Provide Hope

Fortunately, dental professionals and orthodontists can provide treatments that make it easier to smile with confidence. These cosmetic dental procedures have the ability to improve one’s feelings about appearance, thus making it more comfortable to flash those pearly whites.

  1. Braces: Braces are orthodontic devices that help to realign the teeth. Dentists and orthodontists can use braces to reduce gaps in the teeth. Other devices can also be used to improve bite alignment.
  2. Teeth whitening: Whitening procedures lighten the shade of the enamel. This creates that “movie star” smile that leaves a lasting first impression with others. These treatments can be received at the dentists’ office. Alternatively, at-home whitening kits can be purchased from the local drug store.
  3. TMJ treatment: A holistic dental professional is one of the only types of dentists who can also treat patients for TMJ. This is important, because easing TMJ tension is critical when it comes to the entire jaw region looking, feeling, and functioning at its best.
  4. Veneers: Though seen by many as an outdated procedure, veneers are still available to help improve the shape, color, and overall appearance of the smile.

It is important to note, however, that these procedures only address the physical characteristics of teeth. Those patients who encounter mental or emotional roadblocks to happiness, and thus smiling, may wish to consult a physician who specializes in achieving mental, emotional, or spiritual wellness.

Health Benefits of Smiling: A Free Infographic

It’s estimated that approximately 76% of Americans are embarrassed by the appearance of their smile. That’s bad news for more than 3 in 4 people, because smiling has been shown to trigger a variety of all-natural health benefits that can significantly improve life expectancy and quality. From boosting immunity to triggering endorphin release and feelings of positivity, smiling is perhaps the easiest way to boost your health on a daily basis.
This free infographic has been produced by Assure A Smile to illustrate the all-natural health benefits of smiling every day. For your free copy, visit the original article on the Miami Dentist Blog: Are You Embarrassed to Smile- A Free Infographic.

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Assure a Smile – Miami Dentist

Welcome to the Assure a Smile Wordpress Blog! Here you will find the latest in holistic dentistry news, studies, and wellness information! Founded in 1989, we are one of South Florida's premiere General, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dental practices. Headed by Dr. Ted Hermann, DMD, our practice values our relationships with patients and takes pride in our commitment to the highest levels of service and quality. As a Holistic Dental practice, we’re redefining both the art and comfort of aesthetic, cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures. We truly consider each of your needs and desires, and we look forward to you sharing your dreams with us! For more information, visit Assure a Smile's Miami dentist page on the Web!
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