Brits are most likely to smile when spending time with family, waking up to sunshine and making someone else grin.
The poll of 2,000 adults found bagging a bargain and finding forgotten cash rounded off the top five things that make people happy.
Hearing a baby giggle, a smiley stranger in the street, and being sent a meme also ranked high in the top 30 list.
Although the average UK adult will encounter 11 things a day that make them beam, 59 per cent reveal they have felt self-conscious about their smile.
With three-quarters blaming it on how their teeth look.
The research was commissioned TePe as part of its campaign to raise awareness of the health conditions linked to oral health.
Kelly Field, from the oral health specialist, said: “It is often the little things which can brighten up our days – whether it’s a smiley stranger in the street or hearing a baby giggle.
“With the pandemic shining a new light on the importance of quality time with loved ones, it is perhaps unsurprising that spending time with family is most likely to make the nation smile.
“However, for something which comes so naturally, it is a shame that many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile.
“Smiling has many benefits, from improving mood and reducing stress, yet there is so much more a smile can reveal about our underlying health.
“With oral health linked to conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease, keeping our smile in tip top shape is so important.”
Smile insecurities
Shedding further light on Brits’ smile insecurities, the survey revealed 60 per cent of adults have disliked the way their grin has looked in a photograph, with catching their appearance on a video call when they feel most awkward about their smile.
Discoloured, crooked and missing teeth are the most common reasons for the

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