Can smiling make you live longer?

June 09, 2011

People with big smiles may actually live longer than those who don’t, according to a 2010 study at Michigan’s Wayne State University. The team at Duffin, Adams and Gimlen Orthodontics have known for quite some time that positive emotion has been linked to both physical and mental health, but researchers at the university did something quite interesting: they looked at photos of 230 ball-players who began their careers in baseball prior to 1950 and studied their smile intensity (ranging from big smile, no smile or partial smile). The players' smile ratings were compared with data from deaths that occurred from 2006 through 2009. The researchers then took into account other factors that impact life longevity, including body mass index, career length and even college attendance.

The results? Researchers found that players who weren't smiling in the photos died at the average age of 72.9 years. Players with partial smiles lived to be 75. Those with big smiles, however, lived on average to be 79.9 years old.

The take-away from the new study? Keep smiling and you might just live longer! Have you been perfecting your smile by visiting Duffin, Adams and Gimlen Orthodontics? If not, give us a call!

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Soda and Your Health

June 16, 2011

Did you know:
People who drink 3 or more sodas a week have 62% more dental decay, fillings and tooth loss.
The average American drinks more than 53 gallons
of carbonated soft drinks each year, more than any other beverage
including water.
One 12 oz. can of Coca Cola has 9 teaspoons of sugar.
Working out? Did you know a bottle of Gatorade or Vitamin water
has a lot of unhealthy sugar?

At Dr. Duffin, Adams and Gimlen Orthodontics we want to see you choose healthy beverage options!

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CNN-Myths about Braces

June 21, 2011

Here is a really informative segment on CNN all about braces.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment please come and visit us at Duffin, Adams and Gimlen Orthodontics.

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