Our smile is an extremely important part of our demeanour and is one of the most powerful symbols of positivity from a human. The smile can be incredibly powerful in everyday life. It is something that can be practiced, as funny as that may sound.

The science behind the smile is very simple. A circular response is created from the brain to the smiling muscles and back to the brain again and so on. When we come across a situation that may be smile inducing, our brains send a signal to the smiling muscles in our face. When the smiling muscles contract a signal is sent back to the brain conveying a feeling of joy. Basically, the brain feels good and tells us to smile, then we smile which tells our brain it feels good and so on.

There is much research out there relating our smiles to our self-esteem, positivity and confidence. There is a problem where individuals are ashamed to smile due to tooth structure and poor oral hygiene. If an individual does not have the confidence to smile, it really is a dent in their daily life that should be addressed. For the receiver of a smile with poorly maintained teeth, it is very noticeable, much more so than those with well maintained teeth. White Smile Clinic hopes that with laser teeth whitening and the use of a teeth whitening take home kit we can bring teeth back to their natural shade, and indeed whiter if requested. This should help to bring the joy of a smile back to our patients who previously lacked the confidence to smile and show off their teeth. A patient lacking confidence to smile is actually missing out on an integral part of the emotional feel good factor produced by a smile on numerous occasions every day.

Don’t forget our brains are extremely clever!!!! Our brains know how many times we have “fake” smiled and smiled with sincerity throughout a day, and our brains can distinguish between the two. The brain can tell the overall emotional state you are in as it keeps track of your smiles. Smiling is great in reducing stress induced hormones that have a negative impact on physical and mental health. Smiling generates more positive emotions within the brain.

Become comfortable with your smile, it is an important part of you. Smiling and laughing is contagious. Smiling can not only bring more happiness to you, but also to those around you. Smiling makes you more attractive and helps to de stress. Smiling and more so laughing helps to increase blood flow, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce stress, improve sleep, and raise infection fighting antibodies in the body which in turn helps boost the immune system. If you happen to be one of those individuals that may lack confidence in your smile, laser teeth whitening and teeth whitening kits at White Smile Clinic Dublin, Cork and Limerick, are a really easy and affordable way to help on the road to gaining that confidence back. Start/keep smiling and laughing.

“If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”
Chad Sugg.