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Smile: It’s Good for You!

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone who smiles often, they may just confirm what you already know.

Dr. Low in Battle Ground loves a good smile and wants to help you smile more. Read on to let us convince you to smile more and to maintain that smile with a healthy dental routine.

Smiling & Your Health

The physical act of a smile can benefit both your mental health and your physical health. Experiencing an emotion connects all the parts of yourself: body, mind, and spirit, so the physical act of smiling can improve your overall experience of life.

Studies show that smiling makes your brain function better to fight stress and to prevent stress from building in the first place. Smiling also increases your brain’s ability to release chemicals that make you happy. You can see how this becomes a positive cycle of smiling, reducing stress, smiling more, and reducing more stress. Smiling has even been proven to keep your mood lifted long-term and help fight anxiety and depression.

The same chemicals in your brain that make you feel happy can also fight pain and boost your immunity to ward off illness. So be sure to make smiling a regular part of your health routine!

Smiling & Your Happiness

Beyond your body and physical health, your smile is shown to improve your circumstances and make people around you happier, too.

Research has found that people who smile frequently are perceived as more natural, genuine, younger, and more attractive! How’s that for a winning combination? And speaking of winning, people who smile are proven to be more successful in business and personal relationships. So don’t just wait until you have something to smile about, start now and reap the benefits later.

Misery loves company, but did you know that smiles are proven to be contagious? When you smile, people are drawn to you, and they want to cooperate better with you. This is especially helpful if you’ve made a mistake or need help from someone. Be sure to smile to boost your mood, the mood of those around you, and to experience a more positive outcome in any situation.

Ultimately, smiling is a communal experience; it ties you to others. A smile is a gift you can experience and a gift you can share with the world. A genuine smile comes from the heart and looks best with straight, white teeth, and healthy gums.

If you’d like a reason to smile more, call your Battle Ground dentist, Dr. Low at Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants to make an appointment. We’ll help give you a happy, healthy smile for life.


Sources

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/kids-smiles-predict-their-future/

http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health-pictures/healthy-reasons-to-get-you-smile-on.aspx#04

About Dr Kevin Low

It could be argued that Dr.Kevin Low was born to be a dentist. Dr. Low has been around drills and prophy-paste his whole life, as his father was also a practicing dentist. As a teen, he would volunteer in his dad's dental office, and those days he spent watching his father work made him realize that dentistry was more than just drilling and filling. He watched patients come into his dad's office self-conscious, and leave as people who could not wait to show off their new smiles. Dr. Low saw the transformational impact restoring someone's smile had on their life, and knew he wanted to be the guy to do it.

Dr. Low began his journey by training in health sciences during his undergraduate years at Creighton University in Omaha. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went on to the School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Armed with the knowledge and passion of a caring and skilled doctor, he began his search for the perfect place to practice.

In 2009 he landed the amazing position at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. Having been raised on the West Coast, Dr. Low was happy to be back to the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Low loves where he works, and really considers it an honor to be able to practice what he loves every day.

Dr. Low boasts of having the best team in Washington at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. His team exemplifies what it means to be in the healthcare profession. They are caring, gentle, and professional. They truly love working with the community members of Battle Ground, Washington. You won't find a better place to have your dental health taken care of than at Dr. Low's office.

Dr. Low also appreciates all things technology-based, and offers the most up to date procedures to his patients. He loves that he is in a place where he can transform his patients' smiles more comfortably than ever before. Dr. Low is making a difference, one smile at a time, and would love to be a lifelong partner in your oral health.

His story has truly come full circle, as he gets to transform the health and smiles of patients every day. He can‘t imagine doing anything else with his career.

Stop in and meet Dr. Low and his team, or give us a call at (360) 989-3717.

Office Hours

Monday 8-5 | Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 7-4 | Thursday 7-4

(360) 369-4146
1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604