Everyone is able to give back to the world, no matter their age, profession, or location. Even the smallest contribution can make a change and inspire good deeds―be it a rescued animal or a fixed smile―these heartwarming stories are bringing our faith in humanity back. A Brazilian dentist named Felipe Rossi has been traveling the world and helping poor people in need by doing what he does best―giving a reason to smile and restoring lost confidence. For many people, dental health is a pure luxury and they simply can't afford it. They have been given a chance to get the assistance they need for free thanks to Doctor Rossi and his NGO Por1sorriso, which he founded back in 2016.

We've previously shared some of the people's amazing transformations achieved with Rossi's help and he is continuing to change people's lives for the better. Just look at the infectious smiles these people will never have to hide again!

More info: Instagram | Instagram | por1sorriso.org | youtube.com

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 week ago

What a great smile!

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For many of us, many of the more fortunate, careful oral hygiene is a part of our daily routine and it's difficult to imagine that some people live their lives without even owning a toothbrush. Despite significant achievements in oral health, poverty-stricken, under-privileged groups in both developed and developing countries still have limited access to health services. Remember this next time you decide to skip brushing your teeth before bed or you chicken out from your regular appointment at the dentist.

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Dizzyaudiohh
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1 week ago

Aww, he's so happy :)

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 week ago

It is amazing how healthy teeth can change the entire structure of one's face. She looks so much younger in the right-hand photo!

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kathryn stretton
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1 week ago

He looks a cheeky bugger in both. Love his sparkly eyes.

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Aesthetic dentist Felipe Rossi has been literally bringing healthy and bright smiles to people's faces. Rossi has been traveling with volunteers across low-income communities, mostly in Brazil and East Africa, and has provided vital dental care for hundreds of people free of charge.

NGOs like Por1sorriso face many struggles while following their mission as they have to rely on sponsorship and fundraising to keep going. But Rossi is receiving a lot of support as he has been sharing his journey along with before-and-after pictures of his patients on his Instagram. With over 200k followers on his personal Instagram account and another 114k following Por1sorriso's page, Felipe Rossi is one of the most famous doctors for all the right reasons.

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CodingGirl04
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1 week ago

She looks lovely

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Becky Moore
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1 week ago

Love how happy this lady is!

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kathryn stretton
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1 week ago

Crying. So sadhappy.

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According to The Global Burden of Disease Study, oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide. With caries or tooth decay being the most common disease, it is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth. Dental treatments are among the most costly services, averaging 20% of out-of-pocket health expenditure in most high-income countries. There is an evident correlation between oral diseases and socioeconomic status, so the burden falls on those disadvantaged the most.

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More!
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1 week ago

Looking good sir!

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ChaiDai
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1 week ago

From caddy to pro golfer

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ChaiDai
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1 week ago

He now looks confident. So cute.

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Oral issues and diseases have a major impact on quality of life―many struggle with consuming food and have to deal with constant pain and suffering. We can all agree that dental pain is some of the worst that exists! Teeth left untreated result in further problems and discomfort, as well as eventual and often premature tooth loss. A smile is often what people notice first in a person, so the change in appearance might cause severe psychological struggles such as low self-esteem.

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Becky Moore
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1 week ago

It's taken years off of her!

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Mr. Bean
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1 week ago

good for him. he looks confident and happy! :)

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Hańka
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1 week ago

What a difference!

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These heartwarming transformations show how the doctor's work not only changes their smiles, but their lives as well. A nice smile can make a huge difference in appearance, but also affect a person's confidence―most of these people look much younger and their happiness just shines through!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 week ago

She looks like she has some great stories to tell!

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Woltax
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1 week ago

What a stunning difference!

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Spikey Bunny
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1 week ago

What a sweet smile!

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Binxyminxem
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1 week ago

She looks feisty in the 2nd pic, what sparkly eyes! 🤩

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TC Croft
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1 week ago

Keep on smilin' you look amazing!

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Hannahcat1127
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1 week ago

:)

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Phoebe
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1 week ago

I love his smile

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Hańka
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1 week ago

Nice to see how happy she is!

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J-Yogi-Temp-Mom
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1 week ago

its absolutely amazing what a smile does for a person

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Mr. Bean
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1 week ago

the look of pure happiness! :)

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Phoebe
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1 week ago

Also love his smile!

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TC Croft
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1 week ago

He's actually quite handsome!

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 week ago

I like how this man is able to smile again after having his teeth fixed... I know a few people who do not smile because they do not like their teeth and feel self conscious because of it.

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kathryn stretton
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1 week ago

Looks pretty cool in both pics.

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Phoebe
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1 week ago

She has kind eyes

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Woltax
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1 week ago

Beautiful!

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Nancy Bainbridge
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1 week ago

We need affordable dental care in the USA too. I saved up for years, flew to Thailand and stayed 2 weeks to get dental work done for a sixth of the price the US wanted. That included airfare, hotel, and all travel fees too.

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