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6 Amazing Benefits of a Smile Elk Grove, CA
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6 Amazing Benefits of a Smile

How often are you smiling? At Laguna West Dental, we can provide cosmetic dentistry services to boost your smile health as well as improve your smile appearance. The act of smiling, however, is up to you. You may be surprised at some of the benefits of smiling, as they can involve your self-esteem, your success at work and your overall health!

Here are 6 good reasons to turn that frown upside down:

#1 Smiling Can Improve Your Mood
By lifting the corners of your mouth, you can lift your overall mood and outlook on life. Even if you are feeling down, a forced smile can trick your body into thinking you are happy and your mood can follow.

#2 Smiling Makes You More Attractive and Approachable
There is no doubt that people are drawn to those who smile. Not only do you portray the best and most youthful version of yourself, but you are also inviting others in when you put on a happy, smiling face. In fact, smiling is contagious!

#3 Smiling Relieves Stress
Stress is all too common in today’s fast-paced society. However, the act of smiling can trigger a physiological response in your body that gives you a sense of calm and positivity to combat stressful situations. To put it to the test, take your blood pressure when you are smiling and when you are not!

#4 Smiling Boosts Your Immune System
Did you know that the more you smile, the better protected you are from colds and flu? Smiling allows your immune system to function better because your entire body is more relaxed. It takes far more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

#5 Smiling is a Natural Pain Killer
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins and serotonin, which can act as natural pain killers. If you battle chronic pain or just feel achy and down, consider smiling as your natural drug.

#6 Smiling Portrays Confidence and Success
Those who smile appear more confident. In turn, these people are more likely to get a promotion or close a big deal at work. If your job involves working with the public, make sure you keep a smile on your face.

How Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Help

While we can’t actually force our patients to smile, we can certainly do our part to make them feel confident and proud of the way their smile looks and feels. At Laguna West Dental, we offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services for every budget. Whether it is a crooked tooth, a chipped tooth or unsightly staining, we can fix it so that you can take advantage of the amazing benefits of smiling.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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Laguna West Dental Care


Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!