As we celebrate this holiday season we are reminded of the important and wonderful people that have touched our lives, not only in the past year, but, those people that have shaped our lives, our families and our community over time. The season is a time for gift giving and sharing time with those we love.
The new year brings closure to this wonderful time of year, and also invites an exciting new beginning. Many of us take this time to make personal commitments, which usually involve eating healthier, losing weight, exercising more regularly, or another self-improvement ideal.
A refreshing New Year’s proposal would be the focus on sharing more joy, laughter, happiness, and of course, more smiles in the coming year.
While those traditional self-improvement goals, when carried out, are of tremendous value and certainly make us feel better, consider the impact of a smile. Did you know that the simple act of sharing a smile with someone, whether a friend or stranger, has a remarkable and positive effect on yourself as well as the people you are with? In addition to the emotional & psychological benefits, research shows smiling is associated with reduced stress hormone levels (like cortisol, dopamine, and adrenaline), increased health and mood enhancing hormone levels (like endorphins), and lowered blood pressure. We recommend making a commitment to sharing more smiles to the people you love, and, to complete strangers as a gift to them and a gift to yourself.
If you are one of many people who refrain from smiling , or are self-conscious when smiling due to concerns about the attractiveness of your teeth, remember this… you are depriving yourself, and the people you care most about, of the wonderful benefits associated with smiling.
Make a commitment right now to fix the problem. It may only take a professional dental cleaning and whitening, or, it may be as simple as adult tooth alignment with Invisalign. These days replacing missing teeth is simple and reliable with dental implants. Complete smile makeovers with porcelain veneers can also be a life changer. Whatever it is, make a promise to yourself to take action, start smiling more and become healthier, sexier and more successful in the process.
Dr. D’Angelo and Dr. Olson have helped numerous patients attain a smile that they are proud of. Every day they are on a mission to help their patients improve their lives, eat more comfortably, and smile more confidently! Together with their friendly, professional and passionate team, they have made a commitment to improve the lives of every patient they have the privilege of serving with the finest dentistry attainable.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the D’Angelo Olson team!