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The Power of a Smile

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Every day, we come to work devoted to one mission – delivering Smiles for Everyone®.

We believe in the power of a smile and how that one simple act can create big change – from turning around a tough day to nailing an all-important job interview.

Smiles Win Friends.

Dale Carnegie created an empire around his courses in self-improvement and interpersonal skills. In his landmark book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Carnegie devoted an entire chapter to the power of smiling. As Carnegie wrote, “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.'” He encouraged people to smile in everything they do.

Smiling Can Impact Your Earning Potential.

A smile reflects your self-confidence and conveys a sense of well being – both are important in a professional environment. According to this article from Inc. Magazine, the practice of smiling frequently has a direct tie to compensation at one’s job. Studies show that those who smile more tend to make more money in tips, are more likely to receive a raise than their peers.

Smiling – An Important Part of Your Health and Wellness Routine.

Did you know smiling regularly may be an indicator of how long you’ll live? From reducing stress to boosting your immune system, smiling frequently has a measurable effect on your overall health and well-being. In fact, there is published research that indicates that smiling can add 7 years to your life. Curious to learn more? This Ted Talk by Ron Gutman breaks down a variety of studies and data about the power of smiling.

Just watching this puts a smile on our face, knowing we have an important job helping our patients discover the power of their own smile in their everyday lives.