Folks with big smiles may actually live longer than those who don’t, according to a March 2010 study at Michigan’s Wayne State University. Dr. Hennington has 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? Smile now, smile often and you might just live longer! Have you been perfecting your smile by visiting Trade Winds Dental on a regular basis? If not, give us a call!
Dr. Hennington, your Georgetown, TX dentist, is very excited to announce that our beautiful new office location will open April 5, 2011. The new Trade Winds Dental office has been designed using the best technology available to zero in on patient comforts. We will be transitioning into a digital system, also providing patients with ergonomic dental chairs and TV during treatment. It is our goal that relocating Trade Winds Dental will benefit you, our wonderful patients.
The new dental office will be located less than one mile west of our current location. Beginning April 5, you can find Trade Winds Dental in the Village Lake Office Condominiums at 3613 Williams Drive, Suite 1001, Georgetown, TX 78628. The entrance is next to the Jimmy Jacobs office by their billboard.
Please give us a call if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Hennington. Our office phone number will remain the same to avoid confusion.
While Dr. Hennington strives to offer a comfortable experience for all our patients, we realize that fear or anxiety while visiting the dentist can affect many anyway. For patients who need extra comfort and relaxation during their dental visit, we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry.
Do you feel nervous or stressed about your upcoming dental treatment? Well you’re not alone; in fact, almost 30 percent of the population experiences “dental phobia” when faced with visiting the dentist!
The reasons for patients’ fear of the dentist can be numerous, but are usually due to a traumatic experience during their childhood. This overwhelming anxiety can cause one to avoid modern dental care, resulting in poor oral hygiene and possible mouth-related issues such as gum disease.
You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you experience one or more of the following:
* High fear of dental care
* Complex dental problems
* Traumatic dental experiences
* Fear of needles and shots
* Trouble getting numb
* Sensitive teeth
If you suffer from dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be the answer. Please give us a call for more info about sedation dentistry, and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.
Dr. Hennington and team, serving Georgetown, Texas, deliver the highest quality dental care in a personalized environment. We make dental treatment fun and enjoyable. Just see what our patients have to say!
~”I have always been pleased with the service and professionalism of your staff and office.”
~“Everyone at the office is great. Every time I go there I treated with courtesy & respect. I love coming to this office!”
~”All of you are so professional but yet really fun people to be around!” When this patient was asked for suggestions to help us improve our service, their response was that it’s “hard to improve on perfection.“