26 IS ALL IT TAKES
It only takes 26 muscles to smile, yet 62 muscles to frown. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Encouraging your kids to take care of their smiles is a lifelong legacy. Not only is smiling key to happiness (smiling releases endorphins, giving us a natural high); an attractive smile actually can lead to more success later in life.
The best part of smile-care is that it’s easy to do. Protein and calcium rich, dairy products such as Melrose cheese, milk and yoghurt build strong muscles and healthy bones, essential to smiling. Good oral hygiene can keep cavities and gum disease at bay, while keeping your child’s mouth and teeth looking, feeling, and smelling their best.
- People are born with the ability to smile (They don't copy the ex
pression, even babies who are born blind, smile)
- Babies reserve special smiles for their loved ones
- A newborn shows a preference for a smiling face over a non-smiling face
- Women smile more than men
- A smiling person is judged to be more pleasant, attractive, sincere, sociable, and competent than a non-smiling person. A survey showed that more than 92% of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset, and it also encourages a smile in return. Three quarters of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt a person's chances for career success.
- From the distance of a football field, the only facial characteristic we can notice is a
Question: Wondered where 'say cheese' comes from?
Answer: It started many years ago when school kids used the word cheese as school slang for 'smile' or 'grin'. Soon photographers cottoned on, asking people in a group to all smile at the same time by 'saying cheese'! It is supposed to create a natural-looking grin on your face.