Sure, it’s easy to make fun of people who are obsessed with cleaning. And, we all know that person who is a self-proclaimed neat freak. But with so many people infatuated with sterilizing and sanitizing their homes, you can’t help but wonder if they know something about cleaning that you don’t. And as it turns out, they do.
Recent research has determined that there is a real psychological connection between cleanliness and happiness. When things aren’t clean or appear cluttered, it can can cause our brains to feel stressed with anxiety. On the flip side, when things are clean we get a feeling of accomplishment and rejuvenation which can be beneficial for your mental health. For example, a study from 2018 shows that when things are clean, we equate them to feelings like winning the lottery, getting a promotion, or leaving work on a Friday afternoon.
But the psychological benefits of cleaning aren’t just limited to when you tidy up your house or deep clean bathroom. In fact, you can get the same kind of feel-good perks just by visiting our office for a bi-annual teeth cleanings.
Here are just a few of the ways you’ll feel better after you treat your pearly whites to a solid toothbrushing session.
You’ll smile more! And, when you a smile, a scientific process is taking place inside your mind. As it turns out, cleaning and the feeling of being clean is good for your body. When you feel clean, your brain gets a jump start by produce endorphins that make you feel good. Endorphin production can also make you feel less stressed and in general can put you in a better mood.
You’ll more confidence and less anxiety. When your smile has too much bacteria to deal with you can end up with bad breath. This is not only uncomfortable, but it can result in anxious feelings. For example, people with bad breath often experience anxiety when in intimate social situations for fear of offending someone with their breath. With good oral care, you can keep bad breath anxiety at bay.
As always, if you have any questions about conditions that may be happening inside your mouth — we’re available to address your concerns. Call us: 626-624-4030 or contact us online.
About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding and TMJ/ Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.