joy-smile-quote

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

-Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Scholar, and Lecturer

When you smile, the world smiles back. Both scientists and spiritual teachers agree that a great smile can transform you and your life. Not only are straight teeth and a healthy, vibrant smile vital to all of your human experiences, they are one of the most important investments you can make.

Think about it for a second: We make investments in ourselves all of the time. We buy a brand new car when we get a higher paying job to lessen our problems and show status. We move into bigger homes for our children to have a more comfortable living space and keep harmony in the home. We all want to invest in our sources of joy. So why not invest in bright, straight, healthy white teeth that will make your smile radiant and extraordinary?

Current research suggests that a genuine, powerful, and beautiful smile is contagious, can make us appear more attractive to others, can lift our moods and the moods of those around us, can lengthen our lives, and can even create lucrative working relationships. Interestingly, the more you smile, the more you build stronger social networks that can provide support throughout life. And that’s the kind of social networking you can’t accomplish on Facebook or Twitter.

Now is the time to act and build a better life with yourself: Invest in your smile to make it as beautiful and powerful as it can be. The facts are in: Straight, white teeth are infinitely more attractive than crooked, yellow, broken-down teeth.

A healthy smile will literally make your future brighter–both psychologically and in actual economic terms. Indeed, it is one of the most powerful human tools you were born with. Isn’t it time you invested in this important source of joy?