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How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

She may just have: A quiet temperament. She should be able to laugh out loud, blow "raspberries" (" bronx cheer"), fake a cough, & babble strings of consonant-vowel sounds. Look for reciprocal social communication (mimicking your sounds while you're looking at each other), raising her arms to be picked up, the ability to learn behaviors, & stranger anxiety.See the healthy child section at aap.Org. Or firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Is it normal for it to hurt when smiling when i just had my wisdom teeth removed?

Is it normal for it to hurt when smiling when i just had my wisdom teeth removed?

Yes, but: Yes, but it depends upon post operative swelling, and each procedure is different and each individual responds differently. If it is an easy removal with little to no swelling, then smiling the next day or so should feel just fine. ...Read more

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How does smiling often make a person's life better?

How does smiling often make a person's life better?

Many ways: Need to get the psychologists/psychiatrists in on this. Smiling projects a positive and friendly attitude. This becomes contagious. Before you know it, you have everyone feeling better. Positive reinforcement this is. How many times do you see a baby smiling and find yourself smiling back, and maybe talking baby talk. You just feel better. I do believe there is also a chemical change which occurs. ...Read more

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But they are in reality not smiling inside. What can cause this?

Social smile: People smile to ease tension in social situations, sometimes when they are nervous or embarrassed, sometimes to defer to others. These are situations when the feeling inside is not happiness, joy or delight, but something else. ...Read more

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Does smiling help reduce stress?

Does smiling help reduce stress?

Try it & see: People naturally & automatically smile to reduce stress (nervous smiles), and cognitive-behavioral theory suggests that acting relaxed may help you truly feel relaxed. But smiling is even better if it's honest — by participating in activities that are enjoyable and make you smile genuinely. ...Read more

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Why do they take pictures of you not smiling at the orthodontist?

Why do they  take pictures of you not smiling at the orthodontist?

Facial balance: It is necessary to see the strain or lack of strain of the muscles of the face when closing the lips. It is also necessary to evaluate facial proportions. We need this for diagnosis and treatment planning, it is also necessary to have a starting record and final record to view the changes that orthodontics made in facial balance. ...Read more

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Why does smiling, laughing cause my severe pain from C.R.P.S. to lessen substantially?

Why does smiling, laughing cause my severe pain from C.R.P.S. to lessen substantially?

The gate control: theory by Melzack and Wall . When the nociceptive (pain) signal arrives at the gate, it is subject to modulation by descending neuronal signals from cortical areas that act to amplify or reduce the intensity of the nociceptive signal coming from the periphery. In your case smiling and laughing are pain inhibitors at the gate. Hope it makes sense. ...Read more

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One minute i'm running and smiling, and the next I just want to break down and cry. Will ssri's help?

One minute i'm running and smiling, and the next I just want to break down and cry. Will ssri's help?

Not needed: This kind of thing has become extremely common in the U.S. Because of our appalling diet. You are right! I am repeating myself in answering many questions. :your brain is suffering from oxidative stress. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it is called when you top teeth are directly over the bottom teeth when smiling?

Can you tell me what it is called when you top teeth are directly over the bottom teeth when smiling?

Edge to edge: If the edges of the top and bottom teeth meet directly on one another when the mouth is closed when biting down naturally, it is referred to as an edge to edge bite. ...Read more