For the lucky people who love their jobs, smiling is an easy task. But for those who don’t like the days that come between weekends, smiling at work can be extremely difficult. Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, would like to share some advice about smiling that could leave you with a thicker wallet.
Benefits of Smiling at Work
Smiling in the workplace can have emotional, physical, and financial benefits. A simple smile releases endorphins, which are sometimes referred to as the body’s “happy chemical.” A positive attitude also enables spontaneity and helps the brain more easily find solutions to challenges. Smiling also relaxes muscles and relieves the body of tension. Even the heart benefits, because blood vessels function improves when you smile.
Another advantage to consider is how it could help your workplace relations. For instance, your boss might take notice of the happier you and finally consider offering you that much-deserved raise. Don’t believe it? A study by Kelton Research shows that people with an attractive smile tend to land jobs and higher salaries than those who don’t smile or who have an unattractive grin.
Don’t Fake It!
The positive results that come with smiling in the workplace only hold true if you smile is genuine. Although it may seem like a good idea, fake smiling at work has disastrous effects on work performance and overall health. If finding a happy workplace is not a viable option for you, there is still hope. Try focusing on the little things that make you happy. Think of your kids, your pets, your romantic moments – or anything else that will bring a smile to your face! You can also place a mirror on your desk so that you can glance over to see if you’re smiling or grimacing throughout the day.
Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Don’t like the look of your smile? With contemporary cosmetic denistry, Dr. James DeFinnis can help. He offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures, including professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear braces.
Call Back Mountain Dental at (570) 763-4360 to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. DeFinnis. We’ve made hundreds of people smile in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Trucksville, and the surrounding communities.