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Smiling Statistics: How Often Do You Smile?

A genuine smile is appreciated, whether it is felt coming through the person you talk to over the phone or seen face-to-face.

Likewise, it is favorable for business-related purposes.

Most importantly, client satisfaction scores rise significantly when people offer or render service with a sincere smile.

Smiling is believed to give people the same elation that exercising brings in terms of how our brain responds. In other words, when a person’s brain feels good, this urges us to smile.

So, we smile and inform our brain that it feels satisfying and so forth. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why in current studies, scientists came up with a conclusion that smiling can be as exhilarating as winning a large sum of cash in a lottery.

In addition, according to recent research, smiling helps cut down the stress the mind and body feel. This is similar to obtaining good sleep. In fact, the simple act of smiling helps produce beneficial emotions within you.

This is the reason why we usually feel delighted around young kids. Statistically, they smile more often. Children smile an average of 400 times per day. While cheerful adults still smile 40 to 50 times a day, most of us only smile 20 times a day on average.

In general, women often smile more in comparison to men. However, when partaking in similar social or work roles, men smile the same amount. This discovery leads scientists to presume that gender roles are very responsive. Male babies, though, smile less as compared to female babies, who also make more eye contact.

Some studies also found that people smile less at work than when they are at home. 30-percent of participants in a research study smiled around 5 to 20 times per day, and 28-percent smiled more than 20 times in a day at the workplace.

A person’s facial expressions do more than just convey his or her present mood. In fact, these have the ability to alter our mood too. Emotions may come from the brain. However, the muscles in the face have the ability to either bolster or completely change those feelings. Current research disclosed that through the enrichment of positive emotions or the abolition of unpleasant ones with the use of facial expressions, someone’s mood starts to coordinate more strongly with the emotion his or her face is presenting.

Smiling is absolutely more than just muscle contraction in the face. In truth, we will never know all the benefits that a simple smile can do in our lives.

Have you asked yourself how many times you smile every day? Do you smile when you see and meet your close buddies, your colleagues, and when meeting new people?

How about when you see and meet your special someone? Our face has 44 muscles that allow us to make over 5,000 diverse expressions, many of which are smiles. Needless to say, a smile can do wonders. So, smile every chance you get. It’s free — enjoy it.


Disclaimer: The oral health information published on this web page is solely intended for educational purposes. Hawaii Family Dental strongly recommends to always consult licensed dentists or other qualified health care professionals for any questions concerning your oral health.

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