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7 Reasons to Smile on World Smile Day®

Posted on September 30, 2015 | in Give Back | by

World Smile® is October 2, 2015

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World Smile Day® has been around since 1999, when creator – Harvey Ball – declared the first Friday in October officially, World Smile Day®.

You may or may not recognize Mr. Harvey Ball as the world-famous commercial artist who first created the smiley face in 1963.

According to the World Smile Day® website, this image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.

As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace.

Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®.

He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.

Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we.


7 More Reasons to Smile on World Smile Day®

1. Smiles are free.
2. Smiles are contagious.
3. Smiling puts you in a good mood.
4. Smiling is easier than frowning.
5. Smiles are the first thing we notice when meeting someone.
6. Smiling is the universal sign of happiness.
7. Smiling makes you feel good….really, it can boost your immune system!

Go make someone smile today…”Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”!

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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