A lot of people don’t realize just how important and powerful a smile can be. When a person is able to smile confidently because they are proud of how their teeth look and they know that their gums are healthy, they may be influencing people throughout the day to improve upon their own smiles. It can be an encouraging (yet also intimidating) thing to be approached by someone with what seems to be a perfect smile and want to have something like that for yourself.
What’s also encouraging is when there is someone who is in need of a particular dental procedure and you are able to make that happen for them, at no cost. “Heather Foust buried her face in her five-year-old daughter’s braided hair after hearing her name called in a crowded room Wednesday. She had won a life-changing dental procedure. The procedure, which will replace all her teeth with a new set, costs about $50,000 on average.“It means everything,” Foust said, slowly absorbing what had just happened.Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Scott Warren, a Waco native and owner of Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery, said when the business decided to launch the Second Chance program in McLennan County, the employees wanted to give back to the community. Warren said it was extremely difficult to narrow down the applicants and then select just one person.“When we met with Heather this week and we got to hear her story, hearing about her plans to get married next year and her desire to be able to smile and laugh again with her beautiful little girls, it was so touching,” Warren said. ‘We really hope to make her dream of smiling at her husband and her family as she walks down the aisle a reality.’”
It’s always wonderful to see good things happen to good people, especially during this time of year. When dentists get the chance to play Santa, great things happen!