Studies show that laughter improves our physical and mental wellbeing.
But who wants to show off a mouth full of missing teeth? With a third of Brits still suffering from preventable tooth decay and around 10 million admitting to only brushing their teeth once-a-day, National Smile Month – which runs until June 20 – is reminding the nation about the importance of good oral health habits to give us the confidence to smile and laugh more! If you visit the dentist and hygienist regularly, brush for two minutes twice daily, floss and use mouthwash and you still feel you smile is letting you down, consider tooth whitening in London for a more confident, smiley you.
Gelotology – the physiological study of laughter has often revealed a link between being happy and good health. Clinical studies show that when people laugh, the pituitary gland releases nature’s painkillers, opiates. In addition, the body produces more immune cells increases and happy hormones like endorphins while simultaneously suppressing adrenaline and cortisol, which are sky high in frazzled individuals.
Laughter is a great form of exercise, working out the stomach muscles, the diaphragm and the heart. Some researchers believe that smiling and laughing improves mental performance too. Apparently it increases the heartbeat, boosting the oxygen supply to the brain.
In the words of Shirley Temple, “You’ve got to s-m-i-l-e to be h-a- double p-y” to look after those pearlies, they can be a wellspring of health and confidence.
If you want to smile more, book a teeth whitening in London appointment today by calling 020 7439 0888 today.