A beautiful smile makes you feel great. Smiling is considered the SI unit or universal sign of happiness, as it is found in every culture, or country in the world.

A smile is thus a sign of acceptance and happiness because it affects certain body muscles, which, when used, cause your brain to release endorphins. These brain chemicals induce feelings of euphoria and pleasure making you feel happy. But did you know there’s a common link between smiling and feelings of happiness?

UC Smiles noted that a researcher from the University of California San Francisco carried out a study and discovered there are 19 different types of smiles: sincere and polite social smiles.

Statistics also show that a smile uses anywhere from five to 53 muscles in your face alone, and can boost your physical health and immune system while boosting your lifespan for up to 7 years longer.

Here are a few tips that will keep you smiling, happy, and glowing.

A smile is thus a sign of acceptance and happiness because it affects certain body muscles, which, when used, cause your brain to release endorphins.

1. Floss daily

Flossing gets rid of the plaque found between your teeth and under gumlines, the areas where your toothbrush doesn’t reach.

Floss daily

Doing this daily helps prevent gingivitis and tooth decay, as well as periodontal disease that leads to tooth loss and bone destruction.

If flossing isn’t your thing, try an oral irrigator to remove the food between teeth and below gumline, plus plaque.

2. Give up smoking, and limit the intake of caffeine and red wine

Smoking stains your teeth, making your smile look drab. Beverages like tea and coffee, and drinks like red wine, are known to stain your teeth too.

Give up smoking

All these build superficial stains on your teeth, which dentists can polish off. However, they also cause internal tooth enamel stains. Ensure your rinse your mouth frequently between meals.

3. Brush twice daily and use a quality toothbrush

Quality toothbrushes help remove more plaque and achieve healthier gums. If you cannot afford an electric brush, buy a soft-bristled manual one.

Brush twice daily and use a quality toothbrush

Be sure to brush at least twice daily to eliminate plaque, and keep your teeth whiter and healthier.

4. Drink lots of water

Water helps discourage tooth decay and flushes teeth clean. Besides that, it is also important to keep yourself hydrated.

Drink lots of water

You naturally want your physical organs to work fine if you plan to add to your smile. Isn’t it?

Water keeps you healthy inside and how you feel inside is what shows up on your face, quality of smile included.

5. Get timely dental treatment

Treating your teeth problems early means less and smaller invasive dental restorations, so your teeth stability and structure are maintained.

Get timely dental treatment

It also keeps treatment costs at bay, and lower. If teeth issues go untreated, they can spread to the other teeth, causing infection through your body, and ruining your smile.

Oral health has come a long way these days and dental phobia associated with it has long disappeared.

6. Form good habits

A great smile takes time and effort.

Form good habits

Not only it calls for oral and dental health but healthier habits too. Start eating healthy. Avoid junk and greasy.

Exercise daily. Do some meditation and yoga. Wake up early and make a regimen of daily activities.

Try and be social. Leave gadgets and try to interact with people in person. These healthy habits take you far in terms of keeping you happy and for that much-desired smile.

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