My Blog PostsAre Smiles Contagious?
Â Recently, my daughter and her friend were assigned a science project for school. Their idea for the project was to see, if indeed, smiles are contagious. Of course, being a dentist, I was thrilled with the idea! It made me think about how a beautiful smile can impact a person's confidence,mood, and anyone they meet.
About a year ago, a woman came into my office with a whole host of problems with her mouth. As you can tell by the first photo, her smile was in trouble, not just cosmetically, but structurally. Implants and cosmetic crowns were used to repair the damage cause be gum disease and tooth decay, and
with time, we were able to rehabilitate her mouth into a healthy amazing smile. It was interesting to me to see how the change in her smile increased her self-confidence! She seems to be happier, and she doesn't cover her mouth when she laughs anymore.As far as the results from the school science project, my daughter and her friend discovered that smiles ARE contagious. When they would smile at someone else, most of the time, they would get a smile back.