They say that when you smile, the whole world smiles with you. Obviously this is something nearly impossible to track, and is meant more in the vein of how contagious being happy and positive can be on others. Even if you aren’t necessarily happy during a particular moment, smiling can help turn that around; essentially, fake it until you make it.
A dental organization has given many people a reason to smile much brighter than they may have done in years. “Delta Dental of Tennessee announced today that its philanthropic foundation, Smile180, has aided non-profit, free and reduced-cost dental clinics in serving more than 22,500 patients, 6,000 more patients than in 2014. In 2015, Smile180 provided $546,000 in grants to more than 20 clinics serving the uninsured and underinsured in Tennessee. More than half of those dental clinics are now providing additional services compared to last year, thanks to the additional funding. Increased services include providing restorative care like fillings, adding endodontic services, and increasing oral surgeries. These increased services are due in part to the approximately $600,000 that Delta Dental of Tennessee invested in capital improvements in 2014.”
When a dental organization is able to both help people and improves the lives of individuals and families by elevating dental health access and boosting confidence levels, a truly great thing happens. Greater health and increased confidence means that greater strides can be taken in life when it comes to pursuing dreams.