Does it surprise you to learn that there are over 30 different songs entitled “Smile”? That the iconic yellow smiley face is a universally recognized symbol for happiness? That even blind people, who have never seen a person smile before, will still raise their lips into a grin as a natural reaction?
None of these facts should be surprising because smiling simply feels good. We do it when we are happy, overwhelmed or when we find the world around us too unbearably joyous to continue without a reaction. Smiling has also, with the progression of dental technology, become even more enjoyable in recent years.
In fact, a century ago, nearly half of all adults in North America were completely toothless. Now, thanks to breakthroughs in both dental hygiene,