The Health Benefits Of Smiling

Smile! Smiling is the way people express happiness and share the joy with others. While people know that a smile makes them feel good, they may not realize that smiling offers real health benefits.

Smiling Reduces Stress

Medical News Today cites a study that suggests “smiling during brief periods of stress may help reduce the body’s stress response, regardless of whether the person actually feels happy or not.” During stressful moments  — such as being stuck in traffic or searching for the car keys — cracking a smile may help ease the tension of the situation and restore a state of calm.

Smiling Improves Mood

Smiling naturally releases dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin, the “happy hormones” that stimulate positive feelings and a cheerful mood. Neurologist Dr. Isha Gupta says, “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress.”

Smiling Boosts Heart Health

Lower blood pressure and a lower heart rate are both benefits people can experience when they smile.

Smiling Strengthens the Immune System

Verywell Mind notes that “smiling actually helps the human immune system to function more effectively. It is thought that when you smile, immune function improves because you are more relaxed (thanks to the release of certain neurotransmitters).” While depression weakens the immune system, happiness boosts the body’s resistance.

With all the benefits of smiling, people want to have a smile that gives them confidence. The team at Westchase Smiles Institute is passionate about helping patients achieve their dream smile and offers friendly dental service in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Dental staff work with patients to maintain excellent oral health and Westchase Smiles Institute also provides cosmetic services, including professional teeth whitening, dental veneers, and dermal fillers.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Cesar Chilmaza takes great pride in working with his patients to improve their smile and overall health. The dentist in Tampa, FL serves the needs of children, adults, and senior citizens in a modern, high-tech office. Some people only need routine procedures like checkups, tooth cleaning, oral exams, and dental fillings, while others require more advanced dental work, such as root canals, implants, or cosmetic dentistry. Whatever the patient’s needs are, Westchase Smiles Institute is committed to giving people a smile that makes them smile.

A well-respected dentist in Tampa, FL, Dr. Cesar Chilmaza seeks to bring smiles to patients of all ages at his practice, Westchase Smiles Institute. He and his team are dedicated to treating patients with a gentle touch and providing compassionate oral care with modern technology, a peaceful atmosphere, and affordable prices. Westchase Smiles Institute works closely with each patient to ensure that patients are comfortable and that they understand the dental options and treatment plans.

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Rachel Manzanares
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My father was in town for my sister's wedding and had one of his front fillings come out two days before the wedding. Dr. Cesar Chilmaza was able to get him last minute and did an amazing job. My father said that he did a better job fixing it than the original filling! Not only did he do a great job, he and his staff we so friendly and knowledgeable and did everything in their power to help take care of him. Thanks to Dr. Cesar my sister's wedding photos won't be a disaster!
Sheryl Hoffman
Sheryl Hoffman
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Cesar is amazingly kind and patient with my endless questions. I'm ridiculously terrified of the dentist and they somehow understand my fears while gently coaxing me to follow the treatment plan they recommend. They're also open evenings for those of us still working. Simply put, they're quite delightful!
Blakley Ann
Blakley Ann
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I highly recommend Westchase Smiles Institute. Dr. C is an amazing dentist who cares about his patients. The staff is welcoming and treats you like family.