How Smiling Affects Your Happiness

How Smiling Affects Your Happiness
Posted on 01/08/2019

how smiling affects your happiness
Are you feeling blue? Looking for the most efficient way to find happiness again? At Lindsey Orthodontics in Locust Grove and Griffin, GA, Dr. Charles A. Lindsey and our dental team wants everyone in the Peach State to lead a life filled to the brim with happiness; which is why we are so excited to share with you that happiness is as simple as a smile! Smiling - no matter if it occurs naturally or is forced - creates a chemical reaction within your brain that tricks you into feeling happier right away!

Turn That Frown Upside Down

When you turn your frown upside down, your brain releases serotonin and dopamine, two complex hormones that can combat depression and aggression. Whether you are feeling under the weather, sleepy, or angry about life, smiling can uplift your mood almost immediately. Science has proven that smiles can also lower your stress, boost your immune system, and evenprolong your life. In other words, forcing a smile will trick your brain into actually believing that you are happy once again!

Smiles Are Like Yawns

Not only are smiles good for your own mental and physical health, but they can be great for your peers or coworkers around you! Much like a yawning, a smile can be dangerously contagious. The more you smile throughout your day-to-day life, the more you are subconsciously convincing your co-workers, family, and friends to put on a smile themselves.

On a more scientific level, mirror neurons in our brains are what make our smiles so contagious. These neurons allow us to reflect - or mimic - positive behaviors we observe in others. Additionally, when you put on a smile for everyone around you to see, your peers will want to reciprocate the feeling of endearment that you’ve passed along to them.

Lindsey Orthodontics: Creating Smiles That Make Georgia A Happier Place

For over two decades, Dr. Charles Lindsey has provided comprehensive orthodontic care to patients all across northwest Georgia, including the McDonough and Jackson communities! Here at Lindsey Orthodontics, our expert staff is dedicated to offering affordable, yet personalized orthodontic treatments in a welcoming office environment, providing patients both young and old with the gorgeous smiles they’ve always dreamed of! As the premier orthodontic practice in Georgia, our orthodontic team provides world-class orthodontic services and treatments - such as early orthodontic treatment, adult orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign Teen - that will help you achieve the self-confidence you deserve.

Contact Your Locust Grove & Griffin, GA Orthodontist Today For A Brand New Smile!

Live in the Jackson, GA area? Interested in meeting Dr. Lindsey to start your journey towards a new, beautiful smile? Feel free to get in touch with Lindsey Orthodontics in Locust Grove at (770) 914-7994, or our office in Griffin at (678) 688-4467 with any of your questions or concerns! You can also reach out to us by using our easyonline form to request an appointment! On behalf of Dr. Lindsey and the rest of our staff at Lindsey Orthodontics, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Lindsey Orthodontics

  • Griffin Office - 120 W. College St., Suite A, Griffin, GA 30224 Phone: 770-228-1223
  • Locust Grove Office - 4600 Bill Gardner Pkwy, Suite 100, Locust Grove, GA 30248 Phone: 770-914-7994

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