Three Reasons Why Your Smile Can Be A Fountain Of Youth

| October 8, 2012

COULD THE SECRET TO PERPETUAL YOUTH be found in your smile (wink, wink)? Well, that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration! But as you know, here at our Columbus Cosmetic Dentist Office, we obsess over your smiles. We know that a confident smile can be life changing. But what does your smile have to do with aging?

1. People Who Smile More Are Perceived As Younger

Last year, in an American Psychological Association study, researchers showed thousands of photos of people wearing different expressions to test subjects, who were then asked to guess the ages of the people in the photos. The guesses on neutral expressions were quite accurate, but smiling faces were generally assumed to be years younger than their actual age.  Score for smiling!

2. Sharing Your Smile (and a laugh) Makes You FEEL Younger—Regardless Of Your Age

It’s really not about the number of miles on your smile. It’s about how comfortable you are sharing it.  Many people don’t smile because they are embarrassed by their smile.  Schedule a no obligation smile consultation with a Columbus Cosmetic Dentist and share your smile more.


3. Smiling May Even Help You Live Longer

Living longer—now THERE’S a serious smiling benefit.

Could this really be true? A 2010 Wayne State University study examined the relationship between smile intensity and longevity among 230 pro baseball players from a ’52 baseball registry. They found that players with big smiles lived an average of five years longer that those who didn’t smiled. Even players with small smiles lived longer than those who didn’t smile.

Facial expression and smiles have long been shown to be a good indicator of people’s emotions—and those with positive emotions are even shown to have better interpersonal skills and more stable marriages. Smiling can have a great impact on your health—it can boost your immune system and reduces stress.

So Here Are Some Tips For Helping Your Smile Keep You Young

    1. Care for your teeth, relentlessly, by doing the basics—brushing, flossing, regular checkups with your dentist, etc.
    2. Ask your favorite Columbus Cosmetic Dentist(us) any time you have questions about your oral health or improving your smile.
    3. Smile big, and smile often.

When you take good care of your teeth, chances are they’ll last a lifetime. And a great smile will make that lifetime longer, healthier, and happier.

And thanks, as always, for being our valued patients and friends!

Grandview Dental Care is a Columbus Cosmetic Dentist located at 1220 Grandview Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43212.   We are located in Grandview Heights, Ohio close to downtown Columbus, Upper Arlington, and The Ohio State University.