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How Your Teeth Can Indicate Early Stress

Your North Myrtle Beach dentist can tell more than whether or not you floss or drink coffee by looking at your teeth. Learn how your teeth can indicate stress with Dr. Emily Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates today. Dr. Hortman may be able to see if you experienced stress as a child. A new study out from University of Washington Health Sciences shows that a misaligned bite may indicate stress early in life.

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Duchenne Smile – North Myrtle Beach Encourages Real Smiles

Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne smile) and the fake smile. A Duchenne smile involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile, the opposite of a Duchenne smile, only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed. When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If

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