When we smile we trigger many different things that have positive effects not only on your mood, but also on your health and disposition. Aside from personal benefits, smiling also has many social benefits. We often use our expressions to convey emotions or even messages about how we feel. When it comes to smiling, a person can use it in many different ways when they are interacting with a person. Here’s a few of the social benefits of smiling.
Smiling often conveys openness, acceptance and even trustworthiness. When you genuinely smile at people they feel more comfortable engaging you in a conversation. Smiling makes you more approachable and easier to talk to. It also signifies that you’re interested in speaking with others.
Another social benefit of smiling is the ability to convey pleasure, happiness or satisfaction. At a party or social gathering, people smile when they are having a really good time. Smiles turn to laughter and even more bonding moments with other people. If you’re having a good time, a smile on your face will show others you’re enjoying the event and their company which makes them smile and happy as well.
One other social benefit of smiling is to lighten the mood when you make a mistake or do something embarrassing. If you bump someone as you’re passing by, you immediately say sorry and you flash a hint of smile which is a person’s way of admitting fault and that it was unintentional. If we also do something embarrassing, we often smile to alleviate the situation and simply make a joke out of what happened.
Our smiles have many uses and we must not take it for granted. We use it not only to show our emotion, but also to better communicate with the people around us. If you have a smile that just doesn’t make you want to…well, smile, then the team at Aark Dental can help you get a smile you’ll be thrilled to show off, everyday!