LET’S DO A QUICK EXPERIMENT right now! Look across the room and catch someone’s eye. Now smile at that person. Did they smile back? We’re guessing they did. Smiles are amazing in that way! New studies show that your smile is much more powerful than you think.
Happiness (expressed through your smile) Is Contagious
A recent UCSD/Harvard study documented how happiness spreads through the interactions we have with others—AND how it continues to spread beyond those we have direct contact with! You don’t even need to be close friends or family to be influenced by someone else’s happiness—it’s passed on to neighbors, schoolmates, and friends of friends too.
Smiles Spread More Than Frowns
A North Dakota State University smile study concluded that smiles are way more likely to spread to others than frowns—even though researchers assumed before the study that they would be equally contagious.
In this crazy world, isn’t it nice to know that positive vibes move more quickly and efficiently than negative vibes?
It’s Another Reason Your Smile Is So Important
When you unleash the powerful potential of YOUR smile, you can make the world a better place. So keep your smile healthy. Brush and floss every day, with special care for your braces, and be sure you’re having regular checkups and professional cleanings.
As Always, Thank You
We try not to be annoying by badgering you for referrals. However, if you have an extended family member, coworker, neighbor, or friend (even that sort of odd guy who grooms your poodle) who’s looking for great orthodontic care, please share our practice with them. We love the new patients who come to us through you—our current patients. They typically become our favorites. Thanks.