Did you know that you are better looking when you smile? In fact, you’re seen as more attractive, reliable, relaxed, and sincere.
A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia reported that seeing an attractive smiling face activates people’s orbitofrontal cortex, the region in their brain that process sensory rewards. In other words, your smile rewards them!
But what if you don’t like to smile? What if your teeth are stained, chipped, gapped, or otherwise unattractive? What should you do if you feel like you have to hide your smile?