The Benefits of a Healthy Smile!

Your health

  1. Smiles boost your immune system.
  2. They relieve stress (almost equal to getting enough sleep!).
  3. They will help you live longer.
  4. They create "happiness loops" that encourage more positive thinking in the future.
  5. They lower your blood pressure.
  6. They reduce physical pain.

Your life

  1. They create a happy home and a good business.
  2. They can boost your mood.
  3. "Smilers" in high school yearbook photos led happier lives post-high school.
  4. They make others happy.
  5. They boost your productivity.
  6. They boost your creativity.
  7. They help you connect with others.
  8. They help you be a better leader.

Your image

  1. They make you look happier, surrounded by loved ones, and professionally successful.
  2. They make you seem attractive and sociable (57% more likely to get a date on their picture alone).
  3. They make you seem more confident and intelligent.
  4. They make you seem more approachable.
  5. They make you appear more youthful.
  6. 73% of people would be more likely to trust someone with a nice smile.
  7. Smiles are more attractive than make-up (Orbit study).
  8. 38% of people would not go on a second date with someone who has crooked teeth (23% of people would not go on a second date with someone who lives with his or her parents).
  9. They help you get promoted at work.

Smile Facts

  1. Children smile 400x/day, happy adults 40-50x/day, average adults 20x/day.
  2. 29% of people notice a person's teeth first when looking at a face.
  3. 24% of people say a person's teeth is the aspect that they remember most after meeting someone.
  4. 39% of people would give up dessert for a year to have a nice smile for life.
  5. Smiles are contagious (via "mirror neurons").
  6. 5% of people age 20-65 have no remaining natural teeth.
  7. 25% of people over 60 have no remaining natural teeth.
  8. 42% of people over 85 have no remaining natural teeth.