Have you ever heard the expression the following expression: “It takes thirty-seven muscles to frown and only twenty-two muscles to smile. So smile. It conserves energy”? This popular aphorism about a greater number of facial muscles needed to produce a frown than are required to smile has been around in our culture for many years. It is often used to encourage others to change their moods from sad to happy. But, is it rooted in actual science? Does it, in fact, require less muscles to smile than to frown? While the research on this subject is conflicting, it seems that there is no scientific evidence to back up this popular claim. However, there is some research that suggests the act of smiling itself may cause you to feel happier. It is certainly worth a try! After all, what do you have to lose?
But, what if the act of smiling itself gives you anxiety and causes you to feel embarrassed? If you are embarrassed or ashamed of your smile due to crooked, misaligned, gapped, spaced, discolored, chipped, missing or otherwise unattractive teeth, it can take all the fun out of smiling. It can also have a negative effect on your confidence and self-esteem and take the joy out of all of your social interactions. Fortunately, there are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures than can be used to improve the appearance of your smile and to enhance your confidence and your quality of life. These include but are not limited to the following: dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges and orthodontics. Pure Dental Health is pleased to offer a wide variety of advanced cosmetic dental procedures to the residents of Atlanta and the surrounding areas. If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile, please call our office today and schedule a smile consultation with Dr. Justin Scott. Call us today so we can give you another good reason to smile!
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