Believe it or not, a smile can do more for you than just help you look good in your latest Instagram picture, although that’s a nice benefit too. At my Charlottesville dental office, we love to see our patients show off their smiles, not just because it boosts their self confidence, but because it’s actually keeping them healthy and happy.
There are actually several scientifically proven ways smiling can make you a healthier, happier person. A simple smile boosts the number of antibodies and white blood cells in your body – which may help support your immune system and keep you from getting sick. What’s more, every time you grin, blood flow surges to the frontal lobes of your brain, increasing the release of the “feel-good” chemical dopamine. But the benefits don’t stop there. Smiling also helps you relax by surging serotonin, a natural known stress-reducer, levels.
You know when you pass a stranger on the sidewalk and he smiles and you smile back? Turns out, it may not just be your politeness that’s making you return the gesture. Numerous studies show that smiling is contagious, and our reaction to smile back to someone is natural and subconscious.
A smile also means the same thing in every language, every culture, and every country in the world. That makes it an incredibly powerful thing. Because if we know smiling can help us feel happier, more relaxed, and even boost our health, and we know that a smile is universal and contagious, we can use smiling to spread joy and wellness all around us.
Sometimes people are too embarrassed to smile because of the way their teeth look. Maybe they’re a little discolored, slightly crooked, or damaged from an accident. No matter what the reason is, you shouldn’t have to hide your smile. The good news is, cosmetic dentistry from your dentist in Charlottesville can help. Some forms of cosmetic dentistry include:
Don’t let embarrassment keep you from smiling and experiencing the power it holds. Call my dental office in Charlottesville to explore all the options available to help get you a smile you’re proud of.
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Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
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Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.