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Smiles and Evolution

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EAB Denturist, 731a High Road Seven Kings Ilford, Essex IG3 8RL

Some experts suggest that the answer lies in evolutionary psychology — that is, the branch of psychology that seeks to understand every aspect of human behavior as the outcome of extensive trial and error. For an evolutionary psychologist, the smile is a social tool used to achieve a very particular set of goals.

One of the first attempts to formalize the evolution of smiles came from Charles Darwin himself, who in his book The Expression of Emotions in Men and Animals suggested that humans may have co-opted the behavior of animals baring their teeth. As more and more tribes began to use the expression as a simple greeting, it gradually lost its predatory edge. However, Gordon suggests that the theory requires a leap of faith — something Darwin may have noticed too, as he soon became more interested in other emotions.

Regardless of what you believe we all know that a great smile is important. At EAB Denture Clinic, we will treat you like an individual and spend time reviewing your options, carefully explaining each of your choices. You can choose between a variety of materials that will give you the longest wear and have the least chance of breaking.

So why not give us a call right now and schedule your initial exam?