Did you know that Smile Power Day is June 15? This wholesome holiday is all about celebrating the power of happiness and smiling. This year, we want you to make the most of the holiday!
Drs. Petty & Bielik have compiled three ways that you can celebrate Smile Power Day and spread joy to others:
1. Focus on gratefulness
The past few months have certainly been difficult. However, even during tough times, it is important to focus on gratitude and count your blessings! Doing so will give yourself a reason to smile…which is always important considering the fact that smiling is linked to better health and happiness! Today, focus on anything that makes your day brighter—from your pets and family to your Chicago community and friends.
2. Practice kindness
On this holiday, give everyone around you a reason to smile, too. Be kind, have heartwarming conversations, spend time with your neighbors, or write thank you notes to the people in your life who make your days better! Each of those actions spreads smiles and joy for everyone. There’s no better time to start practicing kindness than on Smile Power Day!
3. Improve your smile’s health
When you have braces or aligners, having good oral hygiene is so important for maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile! Brushing and flossing regularly will prevent plaque buildup and fight harmful bacteria in the mouth. Now is also the perfect time to skip foods that might get stuck in your braces or damage your teeth. Foods that are high in sugar, like soda and candy, or highly acidic foods, like citrus fruits, are good options to cut back on. They can make your smile more susceptible to tooth decay. Instead, swap those foods for ones that have high calcium and phosphorus levels, like dairy products or leafy, green vegetables. As always, remember to visit the dentist frequently during your entire orthodontic treatment. This will ensure that your teeth are healthy, clean, and cavity free during your braces journey!
At Petty & Bielik Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a range of services like self-ligating braces and Invisalign® to give you that perfect smile—on Smile Power Day and every other day, too! Ready to feel the difference of your healthiest, happiest smile? Call us now at (708) 636-2900 to book your appointment with our team. We hope you have a happy Smile Power Day!