5 October 2018

Today is World Smile Day – a day devoted to making people smile.

The concept of World Smile Day is to carry out an act of kindness and to help somebody smile. That’s exactly what our team at the Oral Health Foundation is setting out to help you achieve today.

So if you’re looking for a reason to raise a smile, here are our seven super ways to share a smile on World Smile Day:

1. Call a friend

Our friends have the ability to bring a smile to our face every time we see them.  It could be someone you see every day or haven’t seen for years. Why not ask them “what’s the funniest thing you have heard today?”

2. Listen to your favourite song

Turn it up and dance like no one is watching, sing at the top of your voice. You don’t need to sound like Beyoncé, in fact if you’re awful all the better; it will make others smile.

3. Look at some old photographs

Memories often evoke powerful emotions and the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words rings true, remember good times and relive them. Or look through with friends to bring you even closer.

4. Do something nice for someone else

World Smile Day is all about spreading happiness, doing a little something for someone else can help do just that. It does not need to be much, perhaps breakfast in bed for a loved one.

5. Take a break

A bit of me time to slow down and take stock, grab a coffee and switch off from what you are doing.

6. Go for a walk

Fresh air and exercise are known to help alleviate stress. So why not stretch your legs and get a lung full – it’s good for you.

7. Random act of kindness

Give a stranger a complement, buy someone some flowers or just hold the door for someone. Sharing a smile with someone may be a gateway to a new friendship or may just give someone a smile which they can pass onto someone else.

Tweet us @dentalhealthorg and share your reasons to smile with us using #WorldSmileDay.