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Q: So — what can a smile do for me?

Posted September 24, 2014 in Altoona, Advice Column, Pleasant Hill

A: “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” — George Eliot

As fans of this quote, we can smile and laugh at its simple truth. Often, one of the first pieces of advice professionals give when helping overcome life’s challenges is to “smile more.” Smiling releases endorphins, which make you feel better about everything, including yourself and your circumstances.

But what if you don’t like your smile? What if you have problems with your teeth and, for whatever reason, have never had them corrected? What if you have a very good reason for not smiling? Maybe you’re happy with how your teeth work, but somehow keep holding back your true self when picture time comes along. Is there no hope for your self-esteem?

Obviously there is, or we wouldn’t be writing this piece. We’re Altoona Smiles, and our purpose is to help you smile. If you have questions about your smile or dental health you owe it to yourself to have a painless conversation about one of your most important assets — after all, smiling (or scowling) is how you present yourself to others. Call us today at and see how we can keep the smiles for you and the ones you care about going strong.

Information from www.mouthhealthy.org and the American Dental Association. provided by Dr. Eric Forsberg, DDS, Altoona Smiles, 950 28th Ave. S.W., Altoona, 515-200-1310.

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