The power of a smile with Dentyne

Smiling tends to happen without us giving it much thought. When you see a friend do something weird & silly, you smirk. When you manage to avoid Jobbing traffic, you grin. And when you are recognised for your outstanding performance at work, you beam!  Smiling is such a natural response to situations and it shares your happiness with others and the world.

BUT, did you know that a smile also triggers brain activity? In your left frontal cortex, to be exact, which is the part of your brain that registers happiness…so it’s not surprising!

Your face consists of 44 muscles that allow you make more than 5,000 different types of expressions, however, most of these are smiles. For this reason, I thought I would share with you, my top 3 reasons for smiling.

Top 3 reasons to smile more

  1. Smiling can help you de-stress – so next time you’re feeling stressed at work, take a deep breath and smile! Once your smile signals to your brain that you’re feeling happy (even though you’re not really feeling just yet), your body will usually slow its breathing and heart rate, thus reducing the symptoms of stress.
  2. Smiling makes you more attractive – it is believed that we look our best when we smile, as it makes us more approachable. And, an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex, so be sure to smile next time you ask someone out on a date!   
  3. Smiling can make others happy – it has been said that smiling is contagious… I mean have you ever been around someone, who just can’t stop smiling? It’s impossible not to feel good and start smiling, too. It was Mother Teresa who put it so beautifully : “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do”.

So now that you know why we should smile more, what is one of the great tasting ways to look after your smile? Dentyne Chewing Gum, of course!

New Dentyne Packaging 

So we really should look after our smiles, and the best way to do that is to chew Dentyne, the great tasting & good for your teeth gum. Dentine is giving us all a reason to smile with the launch of their fresh new packaging. But, don’t stress, they only updated the packaging not the great tasting flavours that we know and love – Strawberry, Spearmint & Dentine White.

The new look Dentine Chewing Gum packs are on shelf nationwide at a recommended retail price of R11.99.

Dentine fans can go to DentyneSA Facebook/Instagram and @DentyneSA on Twitter for more information.

Dentyne New Packaging (image courtesy of Dentyne)

Dentyne New Packaging (image courtesy of Dentyne)

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