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The Benefits of Smiling

At Cooper Family Dentistry, we consider it a great privilege to partner with you in the protection and care of your smile. Your smile is a powerful element of who you are. Did you know that smiling can benefit your life in a number of ways?

Here are the top ways that smiling can impact your life and health for the better:

Smiling Increases Your Mood 

When you smile, your body releases serotonin and endorphins into your system. The presence of these chemicals in the body boosts your mood and makes you feel happier.

Smiling Reduces Stress and Anxiety

These same chemicals that increase your mood also help you feel relaxed. When the serotonin and endorphins are released through smiling, your heart rate and blood pressure tend to drop, decreasing the amount of inflammation in your body. Studies have shown that smiling through a stressful situation can help you remain calm and not experience the damaging side effects of stress. So, although the effects of stress and anxiety can cause strain to your overall health, the simple act of smiling can diminish their impact.

Strengthens Your Immune System

When you smile, it has been found that your body increases its production of white blood cells, which strengthens the immune system. The simple act of smiling can actually help protect your body from potential illness down the road.

Don’t miss out on the benefits of showing your pearly whites! We at Cooper Family Dentistry want to help you achieve and keep your best smile. Whether in the form of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, Invisalign, or overall dental care, we are here to help you overcome any obstacles you face. When you are confident in your smile, it is easier to show it to the world.

Call our Jacksonville Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.

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