Here’s a statistic you might not have heard before. 76% of people in a new 2022 survey said that someone’s smile was the first thing they noticed about them. Teeth outpaced eyes, voice, clothes, and all other manner of first impression items by a long shot.

Another new study went even further. 68% of participants in that American study reported that they found people who smile more to be more competent, trustworthy, and open. While the condition of your smile might be simply a physical trait, it carries a lot of weight when it comes to how you are perceived.

But your dental health goes deeper than just sparkling white enamel. The Mayo Clinic states that your dental health is related to a number of important health markers, including cardiovascular health, Alzheimer’s/dementia, diabetes, and more. The healthier your smile, the better your overall health.

From consistent home care with regular brushing and flossing to regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist, good dental hygiene is an important part of your social, self-image, and physical health experiences. But costs surrounding dental care can be daunting and might leave you feeling like you can’t afford to take care of your smile.

But now there’s a gift you can give yourself when it comes to your smile. That’s where SmileShare comes in, the nation’s first dental sharing membership offered by Altrua HealthShare. With SmileShare, you’ll be part of a like-minded, health-conscious community of people who help share in one another’s eligible dental needs. Whether you’re needing a dental cleaning or a new filing or braces, SmileShare is here to help!

SmileShare is a powerful innovation in the health share space. COO of Altrua HealthShare, John Capezzuti, first began exploring the idea of providing a dental health share because of the gap many people experience in not being able to find affordable dental care. “At Altrua HealthShare, we’re always looking for innovative ways to provide members with affordable, flexible options,” he states. “Dental care is such an important component of someone’s overall health. In developing SmileShare, we’re able to help enhance someone’s health journey by making sure their oral health is taken care of.”
SmileShare has membership levels beginning as low as $29 per month for an individual. Find out more about SmileShare by visiting It could be one of the best gifts you give yourself and your family this holiday season!