According to a Journal of Psychological Science study people smile big and smile often live longer! Go to your dentist today to get your best smile on.
How did they prove it? Researchers from Wayne State University looked though images of 230 baseball athletes. By comparing images of smiles of the players at the peak of their career to frequency of smiles throughout their lifespan.
So what did they find?
Researchers found a correlation between the amount players smiled in photos and their average lifespan. Players prone to bigger mugs, in more photos, lived up to seven years than those who didn’t turn their frown upside own.
The study isn’t all just for laughs; it was controlled for other factors that affect health and longevity, including obesity and socioeconomic status.
What you can do is embrace a positive attitude everyday. Walk out the door and smile. Before you walk out the door, brush you teeth and floss! You’ll be even more confident about those pearly whites. You’ll be excited to smile to show off that grin. Call your dentists for an additional teeth cleaning too.
The results are consistent with recent studies that point to a positive association between smiling and things such as personality stability, and social skills.
A big toothy smile matters! It can extend your life YEARS.
Are you anxious about your smile? Reach out to Dr. Mark Reichman today.