We have all heard the popular saying, “laughter is the best medicine.” However, most of us don’t realize how true this saying is. Aside from the immediate benefit of making us feel happy or amused, laughter and humor have a very positive effect on our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, laughing can be stressful and embarrassing for patients with missing teeth.
Laughter and humor can improve your physical health by boosting your immunity, lowering stress hormones, decreasing pain and relaxing your muscles. In fact, a good strong laugh relieves physical tension and stress in your muscles for up to forty-five minutes after. Laughter also improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. This can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
Laughter and humor positively affect your mental health by easing anxiety and fear, relieving stress, improving your mood and enhancing your resilience. Often a good laugh is all we need to get us through a difficult situation and can help to restore our hope.
Many patients with missing teeth are hesitant to laugh for fear of revealing their tooth loss to others around them. This definitely puts a damper on social interactions and can negatively affect personal relationships.
Fortunately, thanks to dental implants, patients with missing teeth now have a lot to laugh about. Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth that allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like normal teeth. Dental implants enable patients with missing teeth to once again smile and laugh with confidence. If you are suffering from tooth loss and are afraid or embarrassed to laugh or smile, contact an Oral Surgeon in your area to get more information about this revolutionary tooth replacement system. Laughter really is the best medicine!