We know that stressful life situations and the onset of winter can sometimes leave us all feeling a little downcast. That’s why we’ll be celebrating World Smile Day on Friday, 4th October 2019. World Smile Day is all about spreading happiness through acts of kindness and getting the world grinning – philosophies we like to live by every single day here at Forever!
Research shows that not only can a smile help to lift your mood, it can also make you appear more attractive to others. What’s not to love? That’s not all though, there are a huge number of benefits to flashing those pearly whites, so scrub up with some Forever Bright Tooth Gel and let’s get smiling…
Smiling is nature’s antidepressant
One huge benefit of flashing your best and brightest smile is the chemical release in your brain whenever you do! Most of us usually only tend to smile when we’re reacting to a positive experience, but it turns out that just choosing to smile, even when you don’t feel like it, can really lift your mood. You can trick your brain into thinking it’s happy because when you smile your brain releases a wave of feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. Serotonin helps to lift your mood, while endorphins promote an overall sense of calm and wellbeing, meaning that if you’re feeling down or anxious, a good smile can help to boost your spirits instantly.
Smiling makes you more attractive
Did you know that smiling instantly boosts your attractiveness? Studies have shown that both men and women are naturally more attracted to images of people who smile. According to one study published in the journal Neuropsychologia, it’s because seeing a smiling face activates a part of your brain that processes sensory rewards and it provides you a sense of gratification. Why not flash yourself a smile next time you’re looking in a mirror to instantly see the benefits?
Smiling is contagious
When it comes to spreading happiness, there’s nothing like a smile. In one study, participants were asked to frown every time they saw a picture of someone smiling and it turns out that’s much easier said than done! Just the sight of someone smiling triggers an automatic response to smile back. So this World Smile Day, why not try beaming at your friends, co-workers or even complete strangers to spread a little bit of glee?
Forever Bright Toothgel
This one’s a double-whammy of reasons to smile! Created for the entire family, our Forever Bright Toothgel is a gentle, non-fluoride formula that contains the highest quality ingredients. Its natural mint flavour will leave your mouth feeling clean and refreshed, which is good enough to make anybody happy. Not only that, but when your teeth are looking their best, you’ll be more inclined to show them off. Go on, give us a smile!
Winter is a great time to smile
Summer may be well and truly over now, but that’s no reason to be sad. Autumn and winter can be a really great time to flash those pearly whites. Take for example the fact that we’re only a few months away from the family getting together for Christmas celebrations. Or the beautiful environment around you as the leaves turn red and you have the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a hot chocolate.
Want some more reasons to smile? Take a look at these Ten things to look forward to in autumn, or better still let us know in the comments what makes you smile at this time of year!