why smiling is important

Why Smiling Is Important for Your Well-being

Healthy teeth are important for chewing food, requiring regular check-ups with a dentist. Your teeth are also important for an attractive smile, which can boost your self-confidence and mental well-being.

Key takeaways:

  • When you smile you release endorphins, a feel-good compound which helps manage your stress.
  • Someone who is confident in their smile is often more self-confident overall and smiles more.
  • A warm and welcoming smile makes a better impression on those we meet.

“Research has shown that even faking a smile can release endorphins in the body, helping you feel happier. A smile can also signal a feeling of pride or accomplishment, or, of course, amusement!”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.