World Smile Day + The Power of Staying Positive Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

World Smile Day +

World Smile Day + The Power of Staying Positive

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Friday, October 1 is World Smile Day! World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October each year. The day was created to encourage smiles around the world, regardless of politics, geography, and religion. Here at Chapa-De, we think it is a great chance to smile and spread kindness. We believe in the power of staying positive!

World Smile Day

World Smile Day was first celebrated in 1999. It was created by Harvey Ball. He is the artist who created the smiley face in 1963. According to World Smile Day’s official website, Harvey thought that everyone “should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.”

World Smile Day is now celebrated each year all around the world. It is sponsored by the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation.

Learn more about World Smile Day HERE.

The Power of Staying Positive

Positive thinking and staying optimistic are important tools for emotional wellbeing. Some studies suggest that focusing on good things can have an impact on physical and mental health.

Some benefits to staying positive can include:

  • Better physical health
  • Better stress management
  • Better mood
  • More creativity
  • And more!

Trying to stay positive may seem hard for some people. Picturing positivity as a skill, instead of as a personality trait can help. Seeing positivity as something you can do, instead of something you are, can make it feel a bit more easy.

Learn more about positive thinking HERE.

Protecting Your Smile

The dental department at Chapa-De is here to help make you smile! Our team is dedicated to improving and maintaining oral health. We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Diagnostic Exams
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Dental Prophylaxis (cleaning)
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Restorative Care (fillings)
  • Dental Appliances (crowns, bridges, dentures)
  • Limited Root Canals
  • Limited Oral Surgery
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Orthodontia (in Auburn only)

In the event you require additional services, we will refer you to an outside dental specialist. Learn more about dental care services HERE.

We encourage everyone to do an act of kindness today! Do something to make yourself smile and pass it on to help make someone else smile too!

For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

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