The Power of a Smile

Sometimes, the things in life that make me smile everyday are also the things that stress me out or make me grumpy. Case and point: Meet Addison, my 9 month old.

This girl can go from adorable to awful in 10 seconds flat!

I’ve learned that even when the baby is crying and you other kids need help with homework and dinner is on the stove is burning while the phone is ringing and your toddler is making another mess, it is just as easy to smile as is it to scream.

Don’t believe me? Try it!

Sure, the smile is forced and it doesn’t mean you’re happy about the chaos. But next time the room is spinning with a crazy amount of hectic noise, take a step back and force a smile. And smile until the laughter comes out instead of your frustration. You just might be amazed at what a forced smile can do.

And that reminds me of this quote-

There is a serious super power behind a smile!

Send happiness or ignite frustration in an instant simply by using the muscles in your cheeks.

CLICK HERE to download and print a copy of this image in a 5×7.

I think you need it framed in your office, don’t you?

And speaking of smiles…..

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to try Fresh Guard™ –​ a new product specially formulated to clean mouth guards, retainers, removable braces and other removable dental appliances. It prevents the build-up of mouth film, removes odor-causing bacteria for a fresh and clean smell, and reduces discoloration and stains.

They sent me two products to try:

  1. Fresh Guard™​ by Efferdent Soak, a 5-minute deep clean used at home
  2. Fresh Guard™ by Efferdent Wipes, a convenient on-the-go cleaning, with no water needed.

I immediately put the Fresh Guard™​ Soak to work on the retainer I’ve been wearing a few times a week since I was 17 years old. In less than 5 minutes it looked BRAND NEW and tasted minty fresh! I don’t typically smile a whole lot when I wear my retainer (mostly because I’m sleeping) but I think I went to bed with a smile on my face that night!

These wipes are great to keep in a purse or send in a school lunch with your child. They are perfect for a quick wipe-down and refresh after a meal.

​Fresh Guard™ is specially formulated to clean mouth guards, retainers, and clear braces. Fresh Guard™ Soak kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria in just 5 minutes while Fresh Guard™ Wipes offer a convenient on-the-go cleaning solution with no water needed. Visit for more information, store locator and coupons!

To learn more about Fresh Guard™ , click the links below:

Fresh Guard™ Website // Informative video // Coupons and Special Offers

Fresh Guard™ is specially formulated to clean mouth guards, retainers, and clear braces. Fresh Guard™ Soak kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria in just 5 minutes while Fresh Guard™ Wipes offer a convenient on-the-go cleaning solution with no water needed. Visit Fresh Guard™ for more information, store locator and coupons!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Guard™. I received promotional items and Fresh Guard™ products in exchange for my participation. The opinions and text are mine.

Stephanie
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Crystal says

    I love this saying!!! It’s so true!! By the way, your daughter is adorable even when she’s crying :)