Issue #18

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The true value of a smile
Doctors I Trust
Special Offers
Staff News
Yosemite's Half Dome Hike
Henry Schein Cares ....
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Smile Makeover
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AUGUST 2012 Newsletter

The true value of a smile
You are probably aware of the ever-growing evidence linking oral and overall health. This alone makes a healthy smile valuable, but did you know that the more you use your smile, the more valuable it becomes?

Studies have shown that smiling and laughing can relieve stress and improve your overall health. Endorphins are chemicals naturally released in your brain when you feel a burst of happiness. They have been shown to relieve physical and emotional/mental stress.

This helps explain the skyrocketing popularity of cosmetic dentistry. What do you think happens to those endorphins when you feel a pang of embarrassment or shame every time you smile or laugh? It could be putting a damper on one of the healthiest natural medicines we have - happiness. On the other hand, it feels good to show off a winning smile, and feeling good emotionally can help you feel good physically! Read more

Staff News
Our office manager, Kathie, recently broke her leg in a fall. Kathie is a long time familiar face - she's been with the practice since 1997. Please join us in wishing her a speedy recovery and a fast return to the office. Kathie, you are missed!

Yosemite's Half Dome Hike
This year my hiking buddy and I led 2 first-timers to the summit of Half Dome on July 20th. The beauty of this classic hike in different seasons and in different weather conditions never ceases to amaze me. Enjoy the photos! - Leo

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Henry Schein Cares Foundation's Generous Donation
As I prepare to participate in the world's largest humanitarian dental outreach program, Great Shape! Inc.'s 1000 Smiles dental project in September (Read more in the June 2012 newsletter), HSCF has generously agreed to donate an ample supply of patient oral screening kits, adult and child oral hygiene kits, and other supplies through their Health Kit Outreach Program. Thank you HSCF for your support!
Dr. Leo Arellano
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