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The 7 Super Powers of your smile!

“When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Yes, the old song is right; smiles are definitely contagious! But that’s just one of the superpowers of a smile. It’s not just celebrities, but you who can light up a room if you enter smiling. If you like to help others and lift the spirits of everyone you see, just smile. 

Did you know of the 7 other super powers of your smile?

  1. Smiling can make you look younger

Even if there were no other benefits to smiling, I’m sure many of us would be grateful just for this one. Researchers tested the popular theory that smiling might cause others to perceive you as being younger than you actually are. Sure enough, in a small study, college students perceived older people who had happy smiles on their faces as looking younger than their age. The people with frowns on their faces were categorized as looking older.

Here’s our theory about this: A smile provides you with a mini-facelift. Turning up the corners of your mouth raises your entire face, including cheeks, jowls, and neck. Try it now! Instead of spending $$$ on a facelift, just smile more often.

  1. Smiling can make you look skinnier. 

It was recently noted by a young group of psychology students, sad faces flashed on a computer screen were judged to be bigger. This is a surprising conclusion; we can only speculate that a mouth turned down in a frown might give the impression that a person is weighed down by unhappiness. 

  1. Smiling elevates your mood and creates a sense of well-being

As a Psychologist noted, “Each time you smile you send a little feel-good emotions in your brain.” The chemicals dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin start rejoicing when you smile. And the bonus is those endorphins serve as natural pain relievers and act as the mind & body’s own mood-boosters.

  1. Smiling induces more pleasure in the brain, even more than chocolate. 

This seems rather unbelievable. But according to Ron Gutman, the author of Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, “British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.” We should sign up for the next experiment or catch up with the one who gobbled 2,000 bars of chocolate.

  1. Even a forced smile can lead to a mood boost

Usually, it is always believed that positive experience is what makes us smile. While this is true, it’s also true that merely deciding to smile can provide a positive experience. As goes the famous saying by Budhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, , “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” We couldn’t agree more! So if you’re feeling low, smiling will give your spirits a boost—if you can get your moody self to smile. Remember that changing your behavior by smiling can change your inner feelings. In other words, if you “Put On a Happy Face,” you will actually feel happier.

  1. Smiling makes you seem courteous, likable, and competent

Those first two qualities seem logical, but how can smiling make you seem competent?  If you look sad or nervous, perhaps others will wonder if you know what you are doing and may not have the confidence in you. So perhaps a simple smile might be a shortcut to business success.

  1. The span of a person’s smile can predict lifespan

No need to search far for the power of longevity. A 2010 study that focused on photos of major league baseball players found that smiling and positive emotions are associated with longer life spans. Next time you need to validate your hard work for a longer life, just look in the mirror and smile.

 All these facts being said, there are also that group of people not born with a natural gift of perfect pearlies and smiling though is on their list to self-improvement, is not a choice because of unattractive, crooked, missing and stained teeth. Be it a genetic problem, an accident, a tobacco habit or stained teeth, there are Alpha Veneers to the rescue in two types – Occasional or Regular (every day) wear! Go back and live your life again! Party hard, Smile often and mostly at yourself in the mirror.

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Can Having White Teeth Be an Obsession?

Want the perfect smile? Here’s how to make sure you don’t get carried away with teeth whitening.

Americans love a white smile, and are increasingly using teeth whitening products to achieve one. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening has become the number one sought after cosmetic treatment. At home teeth whitening products have also gained popularity because of affordability and availability in Drug stores, discount stores and even grocery stores. 

It’s another way of keeping up with the Joneses! If Julia Roberts and Matthew Mcconaughey can sport it, why can’t I? Though some beauty is perceived as a good thing a lot of beauty is definitely a mission looking to be accomplished, and why not? It gives your spirit a feel good boost and vanity is part of the human race. Certainly there are some of us that you just can’t teach the subtlety of a good thing. Let’s accept it!

But there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. While most would stop short of calling it an obsession, dentists say some people do overdo it in the quest for the perfect smile. Yes, Over-doing teeth whitening and using peroxide/bleach treatment on your teeth for prolonged use can have its repercussions.
Your own teeth are the best way to tell whether you’re overusing teeth whitening products, experts say. The biggest signs of overuse are:

  • Excessive sensitivity of the teeth, especially to cold items.
  • Redness, irritation and bleeding in the gums.
  • Teeth appear to be translucent and blotchy

Experts say it’s important to talk with a dentist about the reason for any teeth discoloration, whether you’re a good candidate for bleaching (which depends in part on your dental health), and how quickly your teeth will change.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations. Over-the-counter teeth whitening and Dental office treatments are not for everyone and most importantly not an affordable option for all. For those candidates who do not qualify, there are clip on veneers which are removable and you will not need to visit a Dentist’s office. You can make the impressions at home and submit them and voila! A new smile awaits you, in the most effortless and affordable possible way!