Can You Really Make Your Smile Look Better?

The ability to smile is one of those things that everybody enjoys looking at and seeing in others. A happy smile can brighten anyone’s day and will make people want to spend time just looking at your smile. But as great as a smile is, it can be difficult to maintain if you have trouble smiling consistently. There are several reasons that can cause our smile to be unpleasant and we will go over some of these symptoms in this article. When you notice that your smile isn’t as bright and your teeth aren’t as white as they should be, then you may have some trouble looking into smiling again.


There are many theories behind why smiling is such an important aspect of human nature. It has been postulated that smiling releases endorphins, which are a type of natural pain killer. A smile is also formed mainly by flexing the facial muscles in the jaw, primarily on the side of your face. Some smiles form a small contraction of these muscles in the corner of your eyes, also known as a Duchenne smile, which also makes smile more attractive. This smile that you develop with flexing and relaxing your facial muscles creates a happy facial expression that can brighten anyone’s day and can even make them happier than they were before.

Smiles are also made using the involuntary muscles located around your lips and chin. When you smile you spread your facial muscles across your face and your lips and tongue start to move slightly upwards. This creates the right amount of suction which creates smiles with more volume and more appealing appearance.

Another factor that can contribute to the undesirable appearance of your smile is the development of wrinkles around your mouth. Wrinkles are caused by loss of collagen and as we get older our body produces less collagen. Collagen is the main protein found in your connective tissue that provides strength, flexibility and strength to your bones and muscles. Without enough collagen your connective tissues become weaker leading to loss of overall strength and mobility. This weakness can be seen when you smile because you tend to close your eyes when you smile. While this doesn’t directly lead to wrinkles, the weaker muscles which can lead to wrinkles become more noticeable as you age.

When people notice these facial wrinkles, it’s often because the cheeks are larger than normal. If you’re a person who gets a smile and you notice your cheeks becoming wider, you may be genetically predisposed to developing cheek dimples. Dimples on your cheeks occur as the body attempts to repair damage caused by aging. This damage can be caused by things such as excess fat deposits and inflammation around the cheeks.

In some circumstances the change of environment or new hairstyle can make your smile look better but it can also be an indication that you’re not as happy as you used to be. Many times a person will smile for a long time with no signs of stress and tension in their facial muscles. However when they are caught in a social situation their smile may falter. You can easily combat this by doing some light stretching exercises and getting plenty of sleep during the day.

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