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Smiling On The Phone: Can People Really Tell?

Smiling is the purest expression of bliss.

Smiling has the ability to boost one’s immune system, regulate blood pressure, prolong our lifespan, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. It also provides us with contentment and peace of mind.

What’s delighting about smiling is that it doesn’t cost a thing. But sadly, an average adult only does it approximately 20 times a day.

Perhaps many of us wonder if a big smile can make a sound when we are on the phone. Surprisingly, according to some studies, it actually does. It may be unseen when one smiles over the phone. However, smiles are absolutely heard.

In truth, when a person is talking to a prospect over the phone, the other person is unintentionally attentive for hints to our agenda, state of mind, motives, and even intentions. Aside from the words we utter, there are also other approaches by which the listener picks out valuable information to decipher what they think we actually mean.

Listeners over the phone interpret the talker through their: 

  • Choice of vocabulary
  • Tone of voice (demeanor)
  • Rhythmic variations in sentence structure
  • Volume of speech
  • Breaths: how often and how long
  • Speed at which they speak
  • Clues to their mood
  • Differences in inflection

It is truly possible for us to determine with precision whether the person we talk to is frowning, smiling, emotionless, or smirking by simply listening. An article by Discovery revealed that people can actually distinguish vocal intonation, not merely between non-smile and smile, but also among various forms of a smile.

Additionally, how a person speaks can be affected by smile to the point that listeners can tell the kind of smile based on sound alone. Due to the reality that almost eighty-four percent of indicators over the phone go to the person’s tone of voice, it is fundamental to have a smiling tone.

Most people are aware of the fact that a smile can say so much more than words. Needless to say, behind a smile usually lies likable traits such as positivity, kindness, and confidence. Truly, it is not a stroke of luck that people are attracted to such traits.

People who have healthy teeth have a lot of reasons to smile over the course of a day. Apart from the many benefits of smiling, it can also alter the blood flow to the brain, and as a consequence, a person becomes happier.

It is also worthy to note that a smile can promote social acceptability and trust. So, always wear a smile to improve your social circle. Of course, you should not forget to smile when you talk to someone over the phone as well.

Better health, optimism, and confidence are all included on the long list of perks which a person can obtain through investing in a smile. If you have problems with the aesthetics of your teeth, then it is high time to see your dentist. Your dentist can help you possess a beautiful smile in no time through various procedures and/or treatments.


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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