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Smile! It’s good for your health!

August 1, 2012

Filed under: Health Matters — elmbrookfamilydental @ 11:33 am

Don’t be a crab. Why are crabs so crabby all the time? Just smile!

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My beautiful niece, Mya

My 10 month old son, Gavin has a onesie that says “Don’t Bother Me, I’m Crabby!” with a picture of a crab. It’s funny because he’s usually smiling, but when he’s complaining, the shirt fits him perfectly. How many other people should be wearing a shirt like this on a day-to-day basis? You just never know when they will strike. The gas station. The museum. Look around, there are scorning people everywhere. Why are they so unhappy? Maybe they don’t feel good…and that very well could be because they are never smiling!

According to recent research, smiling is good for your health. Not only does it help relieve stress, but it’s actually good for your heart, too! People who were instructed to smile during this study had overall lower heart rates and also reported positive feelings during stressful tasks. You can read more about the study here.

If you need more reasons to smile, just take into consideration the people around you. Have you noticed that one bad mood in a room drags everyone else down? Don’t be the person everyone wants to avoid. Light up the room with your smile! I, for one, am tired of crabby people. Grin and bear it, just like the study suggests. You will feel better and so will those around you.

We here at Elmbrook Family Dental can help you maintain your beautiful smile. Are you on track with your dental cleanings? Call our office today at 262-784-7201 to schedule an appointment.

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