When You’re Smiling—Studies Show Smiling Yields Positive Results

“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”

Recognize those lyrics of the song made famous by Louis Armstrong way back when?

Researchers say that smiling during periods of stress can help reduce the body’s stress response. There’s even a Penn State University study that says that smiling makes you appear more likable, courteous and even more competent. A University of Montpellier (France) study shows how smiling is an effective leadership technique.

smile 200But don’t think you can get away with simply pretending to smile. In a behavioral science study reported in the journal Motivation and Emotion, researchers from the University of California show that people can detect a genuine smile versus a fake smile.

New Patient Smile Makeover Offer 

Is your smile up to par? Williamsburg Dental can provide so many ways of improving your smile, like porcelain veneers or bonding. Sometimes a simple teeth whitening treatment is all that’s required to take your smile to a new level. We also offer new patients up to $500 off any full smile redesign that totals $3,500 or more. Tell your friends—and don’t forget to remind them to mention this offer when they book their first appointment!