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5 Reasons To Look After Your Smile

We all know it's so super important to look after our oral health, with regular checkups at your dentist and a good dental hygiene routine. We all want lovely healthy teeth and gums so we can smile from ear to ear!

Here are 5 reasons you should love your smile and keep it healthy!

1. Smiling is Contagious

Because of the way our brains are wired, when we see someone smiling, we almost instantly want to smile right back at them! Just seeing one person smiling or laugh can have a trigger affect, causing the part of our brain that controls facial movement to spread a big huge grin across our faces! Who remembers this viral video of contagious laughing on the subway?

2. Smiling Lowers Stress Levels

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do is smile. Stress and anxiety can get us all down from time to time, but did you know the simple act of smiling can actually instantly make us feel better?Smiling has many health benefits, including calming us down and lowering heart rates in stressful situations.

3. Smiling Makes You More Approachable

We're a sucker for a big cheesy grin! A smile suggests that you’re personable, easy going, and empathetic. You are much more inclined to want to chat to someone who has smiled at you than who has stared at you blankly! So turn that frown upside-down if you want to make some friends!

4. Smiling Makes You Happy

The act of smiling release endorphins which triggers happy thoughts and feelings. They say that a smile first thing in the morning sets you up for a great day. Give it a try yourself! Before you even get out of the bed, grin from ear to ear and tell yourself "Today is going to be great".

5. A Healthy Smile Contributes To Your Overall Wellness

Not only is it important to keep on top of those pearly whites for their aesthetic appeal, but did you know that oral health is connected to lots of other health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Regular trips to your dentist are super important, as your dentist may spot something in your mouth that could be a sign of an underlying health issue. If you are suffering with any oral health issues, such as bleeding gums and inflammation, that are preventing you from showing off your gorgeous smile...

We recommend:

For Treatment: Corsodyl® Treatment Mouthwash Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. The antibacterial action of the formulation means it can attack and kill the plaque bacteria that cause gum disease. The chlorhexidine forms a coating on your teeth, like a protective barrier, which lasts for up to 12 hours to help prevent plaque developing and causing further damage. Corsodyl® Toothpaste It is proven to help stop bleeding gums and reduce plaque. It has a unique taste provided by the mineral salts and herbal extracts, so use for at least two weeks to adapt to its unique flavour. Or maybe you just want to fight plaque to maintain your healthy smile... For Prevention:

Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash It is alcohol free and has a dual action formula. It contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent decay and 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate to help keep gums healthy. Corsodyl® Daily Mouthwash also helps reduce bad breath-causing bacteria and has a pleasant minty taste.

Corsodyl 0.2% w/v mint/aniseed mouthwash contains chlorhexidine digluconate. Always read the label/leaflet.


About the Author

Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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