There’s a fast-food restaurant that actually has smiles listed on their menu. The cost? Zero dollars. This particular company has realized the power and effect that smiles have on people. Dentists have realized this fact as well, which is why they work tirelessly to improve the dental health of their patients so that they can smile their brightest at all times.
A smile can encourage someone to start feeling happier, even if they were not in the best of moods at that particular time. Positive energy is infectious, and a woman named Sandy took that notion and ran with it to create something so amazing and empowering, and is helping to further spread smiles throughout the world. “The Smiles Forever project was born out of a missionary trip by Sandy in 1999. She discovered that the Bolivian shelter where she was providing services had a revolving door. Most young women came to live at the shelter because they were abandoned or taken from their families by the government because of neglect or abuse. The scholastic education was minimum, and few residents finished high school. Many women returned to the shelter to live as single mothers, as maids, after living and working on the street. Sandy saw the same patients year after year. With the help of friends, family, fellow hygienists and $10,000 from her line of credit, Sandy returned after the first year to refurbish the clinic. Her goal was to teach five young women to become dental hygienists who would then take over her role and bring prevention to South America.”
One person can truly change the world by doing work that helps to inspire others. Your Ottawa dentist is on hand to help their patients improve their smiles on person at a time.