26 Mar Did You Know That Women Smile More Than Men?
Do you know how many times you smile each day?
Research shows that the average woman smiles 62 times per day, and the average man smiles only 8.
Women might be onto something. Forty-eight percent of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature when they meet someone for the first time.
In addition, smiling is good for you! It releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides that fight off stress. It also activates feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin, which can lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
The rate at which men and women smile is most drastically different in the United States and Canada versus other countries, according to a Yale study.
Women often smile to defuse tension – and it works. Smiling is a surefire way to build trust with a person.
So, if you want to start smiling more often and in a more genuine way, you can do that through visualization, according to researcher Andrew Newberg. He says to think of someone or something that makes you happy, such as someone you deeply love, or an event that brought you joy.
Once you become more comfortable with smiling, it’ll come more naturally. You’ll get those feel-good benefits without even trying.
It’s important to keep your smile in shape. Medical Arts Dental can help you there.
We’re a Sartell-based practice that does it all, with dentists and hygienists, and comprehensive esthetic dentistry services including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, extractions, place and restore dental implants and even Invisalign orthodontics.