In 1963, Harvey Ball created the “smiley face” to remind people to smile and treat one another with kindness. Over the years, his message has been commercialized so he decided to create World Smile Day. World Smile Day falls on the first Friday of October every year. People band together to perform acts of kindness in hopes of making each other smile.
At Davis Family Dental, we are dedicated to helping patients achieve a healthy, bright smile. On World Smile Day, we want our patients to feel confident about their smile and focus on what the day is about instead of feeling self-conscious about their smile. Dr. Dakota Davis, Dr. Paul Davis, And Dr. Lauren Drennan are experienced dentists who offer a wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services in Bedford, TX.
Tips For Maintaining A Bright, Healthy Smile
- Develop and execute a proper oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth for two minutes a day at least twice a day can help eliminate harmful bacteria and debris. Flossing can help remove plaque that may be hiding between the teeth. Regular flossing can also minimize your chance of developing gum disease. Practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine at home is a great way to combat complex dental problems.
- Schedule twice a year preventive care visits to Davis Family Dental. Preventive care visits allow our dentist to properly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of dysfunction. Catching complex dental problems early gives patients more options for treatment. After your exam, our team of dentists can develop a treatment plan specific to your dental needs.
- Don’t smoke. Over time, smoking can stain your teeth, cause bad breath, increased risk of gum disease, and may even lead to tooth loss.
- Consume a smile healthy diet. Try to avoid sugary foods and beverages because the sugar can stick to the teeth and cause cavities if not properly removed. Increase your consumption of water to clean your mouth out throughout the day. Brush and floss your teeth after consuming sugary food or beverages.
Get Involved in World Smile Day
Go out and get active! Make it your mission to get involved in World Smile Day. Performing an act of kindness only takes a few minutes out of your day. We encourage our patients to flash their healthy, beautiful smiles. Davis Family Dental in Bedford, TX will work with you to achieve the smile you are proud to flash! Contact our office for the care you need.