Americans invest a lot in their health. Between gym memberships, diet programs, wellness spas, and supplements, improving our health has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Did you know that there is something you can do right now, for free, that can improve your oral, physical, and emotional health? All you have to do is smile. The following is a short list of real and long-term benefits of smiling a little bit every day.

1. Boost Your Immune System

Smiling keeps your body relaxed and this allows your body’s systems to work smoothly and effectively. Your immune system can react quickly to outside invaders.

2. Increase Your Attention Span

When you are stressed your ability to multitask decreases. In a constant state of ‘fight or flight’ mode you can only focus on a stressor. Smiling keeps your body and mind relaxed and enables you to be open to perceptions and insights that lie on the outskirts of your attention.

3. Reduce Pain

Smiling and laughter release endorphins that not only lift your mood but have been shown to decrease pain sensations as well.

4. Lower Your Heart Rate

We have talked about how smiling keeps your body relaxed and in this state you can prevent your heart from overworking. Smiling temporarily lowers your blood pressure and people who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease.

5. Dental Implants Can Help You Smile with Confidence

Do you hide your smile come picture time? We want to help you get the confident smile you deserve. Periodontist, Dr. Gregg Codelli specializes in replacing missing teeth with dental implants that look and feel like your own, natural teeth. While preserving your jawbone, dental implants improve your smile, improve your health, and, with proper care, provide a confident smile for a lifetime.

We want to give you a lifetime of healthy smiles. If you have missing teeth in Atlanta, GA and would like to learn more about dental implants call our office to schedule your consultation with periodontist Dr. Codelli today.