Real Smiles Versus Fake Smiles

| January 21, 2014

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THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE between a real smile and a fake smile. And while a polite smile can help smooth over some social situations, a sincere, honest, from-the-heart smile can completely turn the day around.

What Is “The Duchenne Smile?”

 The Duchenne Smile was named after 17th century French researcher Duchenne du Bologne. He believed that the key to a authentic smile (a genuine expression of happiness) was found in the eyes, and although the muscles around your mouth are easy to shape into a smile, the muscles around your eyes (the Orbiculais Orbiti) are only triggered by true happiness.

Can You Spot Fake Smiles? Take This Quiz!

 This is really fun! Take the quiz yourself!

Do You Know How To Smize?

 Smize means “smile with your eyes”. Despite Duchenne’s long-standing theory, recent research  (and Tyra Banks) suggests that anyone can fake a “authentic” smile. What are you your thoughts?

One Key To Spotting A Authentic Smile Is Imitation

 Smiles are literally contagious. When we see a smile we have a subconscious urge to reflect it back. And when we imitate a smile, we can FEEL whether or not it’s real. In a 2013 study subjects held a pencil in their mouth while scrolling through photos of people smiling. The pencil kept participants from reflecting the expressions they saw, handicapping their ability to read the emotions behind those smiles. Interesting!

Let Us Help Keep YOUR Smile Healthy And Confident

 Smiles are powerful. Genuine smiles are even more powerful. When you’re confident about your smile, it can truly change your life. Visit with us if you’re hiding your smile! Keep your smile beautiful and healthy!

 

Thanks for the trust you place in our practice and for being our valued patient! 

Founded in 1978, Grandview Dental Care is a leading Columbus Ohio dentist offering a wide range of general and cosmetic dental services in the Columbus area including: Invisalign, dental implants, IV sedation dentistry, and veneers Grandview Dental Care is conveniently located at 1220 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43212 in Grandview Heights, near Marble Cliff, Upper Arlington, The Ohio State University campus, and downtown Columbus.  You can give us a call at 614-486-7378.