A great Vietnamese Buddhist monk once said :
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
And if you stop and think about what he said, it really makes sense. A smile from somebody can make you smile back, it is continuous effect that pass down from one person to another. Your joy and happiness do pass down from one person to another. When you smile, people treat you differently, as you’re viewed as attractive, relaxed, sincere, happiness and joy.
I did come across with a lot of people who are afraid of smiling. Mainly because they have bad breath or they are shy to show their teeth, or it could be that they are missing their front teeth. This is because our teeth become a big part of our smiles, and it becomes a big part of our lives. It affects how people view us and how we interact with people. As practising dentistry for so long we have changed a lot of people’s lives through changing the way they smile.
Even though you have missing teeth or if you are shy to show the way your smile, I believe it should not be the reason to stop you from smiling. This is because when you smile it touches another part which is not visible to the human eye, but it is visible to the human heart.
Well, I would like to share a video with you all about this. It is from Listerine, however with this video it leave us with a big message. And I believe that message is:
“Even though you cannot see a smile you can always feel it.”