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Smile! It’s Good For You!

We’ve All Felt It: A Smile Can Be Extremely Contagious

A smile gives us confidence, brightens our faces, draws the attention of others. It is a quick flexing of your facial muscles, but even during a sad time in our lives simply smiling can lift our spirits.
Smiling is a natural occurrence for the majority of the human race when pleased. It’s been the universal code for happiness since before we can recall. Whether it’s posing for a quick Facebook photo to grinning at a silly joke your friend just told, smiling is everywhere. There are even famous quotes about smiling!

Our Favorite Quotes About Smiling

“All people smile in the same language.” -Famous Proverb
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” -Phyllis Diller
“If you see a friend without a smile, give them one of yours.” -Famous Proverb
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” -Mother Teresa
“A laugh is a smile the bursts.” -Mary Waldrip
“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” -Andy Rooney
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” -Martin Charnin
“Every smile makes you a day younger.” -Chinese Proverb

A Brief Overview of Smiling

Some think that smiling actually developed over thousands and thousands of years from apes baring their teeth to show they were nervous or fearful of another. Others think it always has been and always will be a natural reflex when one is relaxed and enjoying something. The truth is, no one really knows if smiling is learned at a young age throughout history or if it has always been a part of the human race.
Many people ask why, if smiling is so great for us, did people not smile in old photographs? The answer actually made us smile! Old photographs would, on average, take up to 15 full minutes to take back then. If we think about holding a smile in place on your face for that long, our cheeks start to ache!

What If I Don’t Like My Smile?

A first impression is important, and one of the very first things a person sees in another upon meeting them is their smile. Affiliated Dentists can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.


As you climb the social and professional ladder, a healthy, straight smile will help. If you feel your teeth are crooked and you are looking for adult orthodontics, we have dentists trained in Invisalign right here at Affiliated Dentists!

Teeth Whitening

Both of our offices offer professional dental teeth whitening. There are a few different types to choose from depending on your individual teeth, which is why we offer a no charge whitening consultation for our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether your teeth are too short, too long, are chipped or just don’t look the way you want them, Affiliated Dentists offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry to help.

Preventative Dentistry

The best thing for your smile and your overall health is to make and keep your regular dental cleanings and checkups. Preventative dentistry does wonders for your teeth and gums. Removing bacteria, checking for decay and ensuring your mouth develops correctly are just a few of the reasons you should ensure you don’t miss a check up!

Keep Your Smile Happy and Healthy

To be honest, it isn’t known how the smile started or if the human race has always smiled when happy, but we do know that smiling is good for the soul. Keep yours happy and healthy. Make an appointment today to schedule a cosmetic consultation to see what Affiliated Dentists can do for you and your smile.

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