Sunday, February 7, 2016
Dentists Explain the Apparent Link Between Your Smile and Self-Esteem
One could say that healthy self-esteem begins, in part, at the dentist’s office. It’s sad to see a lot of people with dental issues like a missing tooth, crooked smile, yellow teeth, etc., avoid the gift of smiling. They hide their mouths or look away, because they are too embarrassed to show off their smile. Dentists Explain An article in the Wall Street Journal investigated what a genuine grin can do for people, and research shows that smiling really does the body good. The article found that the intensity of a person’s smile can help predict life satisfaction over time and even how long one lives. Marianne LaFrance, a psychology professor at Yale University added: “People who smile more tend to elicit more positive connections with other people,” which in turn helps to make you happier and healthier. That’s why routine visits to your Greenville dentist are vital to you and your family’s health.