Smiling is contagious and has the power to spread joy and happiness. Let’s celebrate National Smile Day by flashing those pearly whites and making the world a better place!
The History of National Smile Day
Smiling has been a part of human history for thousands of years, bringing joy and delight to people of all ages. In 2018, two dentists from Compassionate Dental Care in Illinois, Dr. Tim Stirneman and Jim Wojdyla, founded National Smile Day to encourage people to smile more and share the benefits of a healthy smile. National Smile Day is an important part of National Smile Month, which takes place in May and June, and World Smile Day, another celebration dedicated to the power of a smile, is situated in November.
How to Celebrate National Smile Day
Let’s make the world a happier, healthier place by celebrating National Smile Day! Here are some ways to get started:
Smile at Someone
Choose anyone or everyone to give a little smile to in celebration of National Smile Day. Smiles are often reciprocated and can even become contagious. Spread the joy and create a virtual pandemic of smiles!
Learn the Benefits of Smiling
Smiling can bring a number of benefits to a person’s physical, mental, and overall general health. Learn about some of these benefits and share them with others to raise awareness about the power of a smile:
- Smiling releases endorphins, which can make a person happier.
- Smiling can relieve stress, act as a pain reducer, and have long-term health benefits.
- Intense, genuine smiling is associated with a longer lifespan.
- Smiling that is associated with laughter may reduce blood pressure and offer benefits for heart health.
Let’s celebrate National Smile Day and spread the power of a smile!