07 Oct World Smile Day – celebrate World Smile Day® Friday, October 7th, 2022
World Smile Day – celebrate World Smile Day® Friday, October 7th, 2022
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, invented the smiley face in 1963. In the years to follow, that image became the most recognisable symbol of goodwill and good cheer on the planet. Every year, he thought we ought to dedicate one day to smiles and kind acts around the world.
How can I support World Smile Day? Well, start by smiling! Smiling is something that comes naturally to many people, and is something they do on a daily basis. Yet, we forget that not everyone can smile so easily, and that can be due to a lack of confidence. A third of adults are unhappy with their smiles, according to research, with 27% avoiding showing their teeth when they smile, 22% avoiding having their photos taken, and 18% having to cover their mouths when smiling.
Because you’re not totally content with your smile, we don’t want you to hold back. Here are some suggestions to help you maintain that gorgeous grin you have:
- Book hygiene check-up! It is very important your teeth are healthy and clean in order for you to have that dazzling smile. Cleaning your teeth professionally is one of the best ways to prevent dental disease. The presence of dental plaque can cause gum disease, cavities, and a dull, dingy appearance to your teeth. With professional cleaning and polish, accumulated plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) can be removed from your teeth. Your award-winning dentist will let you leave that dentist chair with a mouth that feels so clean and fresh, that you will have no choice but to smile!
- Brighten that Smile! Throughout our lifetime, the majority of us do not pay attention to the amount we drink and eat and how this can have a huge impact on the shade of our teeth. Whitening your smile can do wonders for your appearance and improve your self-confidence at the same time. Our dentists use the highest quality products to ensure your teeth are professionally whitened and will leave you with the best results.
- Need an upgrade? Enhancing your smile can be as easy as fixing those minor chips, cracks and gaps. The saying a little goes a long way is relevant here because our award-winning dentists can enhance your smile through composite bonding and veneers! To “fill in” chips or other defects, your dentist will artistically building up teeth with highly aesthetic white filling material. Additionally, a veneer, a tiny piece of porcelain cemented onto a tooth’s surface, can help conceal minor to severe dental flaws.
These are just a few tips that can help you keep your smile not just on World Smile Day, but throughout the rest of your life! You can also spread the act of kindness by making others smile by giving the gift of a smile. Enquire now!