How Smiling Affects Your Happiness

At Palola Dental, we know that your smile can have a pretty big effect on your daily life ― including your own happiness! That’s why we make it a priority to offer a variety of dental treatments to keep your smile healthy while looking its best. Though we provide general dentistry services, we also specialize in cosmetic dentistry as well. Our services include treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, and more! At Palola Dental, our goal is to keep you smiling year-round!

The Benefit of Smiling

As we mentioned, smiling can have a profound effect on your day to day life, even in regards to your own health and happiness! This happens with the help of a few key components that are naturally found in your own body, so to encourage our patients to show off their smiles more often, let’s break down how exactly it happens!


When you smile, your brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which contributes to your body’s sense of pleasure or satisfaction, meaning just the action of smiling can quite literally make you feel more pleasant. Now that’s something to smile about!


Smiling also triggers the secretion of endorphins into your brain and nervous system. Endorphins are a hormone naturally produced in the body that act almost like a pain reliever, as they help block your body’s perception of pain. This release of endorphins has been likened to the effects that morphine has on the body, creating a sense of euphoria — all without the negative side-effects of medication!


Sometimes referred to as the “happy chemical,” serotonin is a chemical naturally produced in the body which helps regulate our moods. A lack of serotonin has been linked to symptoms of depression. However, smiling can help trigger the release of serotonin, helping to boost your mood!

Look Good and Feel Good

It’s a well known fact that when you look good, you feel good, which is why our cosmetic dentist at Palola Dental is always ready to help make sure your smile is looking its best. With a variety of treatments such as teeth whitening, Invisalign, and restorative dentistry, Dr. Palola will have you ready to show off your healthy, beautiful smile to everyone! Give yourself something to smile about and boost your mood with your great looking smile!

Schedule a Visit with Your Waipahu & Mililani Cosmetic Dentist Today

If you’re in need of a cosmetic or general dentist in the Waipahu and Mililani, HI area, look no further than Palola Dental. Our expertly trained team is well-versed in a variety of both general and cosmetic dental procedures that will have your smile looking its absolute best in no time! Contact us today to learn more about our teeth whitening, restorative dentistry, or other services that will have you both looking and feeling great. Use our online appointment request form to schedule your visit today, or give us a call at (808) 678-3000. We look forward to hearing from you!