Two Great Benefits Of Smiling


Some people just don’t like their smiles. Maybe their teeth are discolored or crooked. Maybe they have big gaps between their teeth that make them self-conscious about how they look.

If you don’t smile because you don’t like your smile, you’re missing out on some pretty big health and social benefits. At Marineland Dental Care, in Kennewick, WA, can give you a smile that you’re proud of so you don’t miss out on these benefits.

Smiling Helps Your Heart

In 2012, two psychological scientists named Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman conducted a study about smiling. In the study they looked at how different types of smiling can affect the ability to deal with stress.

In the study, volunteers were set up to do different stressful tasks (like putting their hand in a bucket of ice water). Then the researchers monitored participants’ heart rates while they did the tasks. Some of the participants were told to smile.

The ones who smiled had lower heart rates after the tasks than the ones who didn’t smile. Some people held chopsticks in their mouth, forcing them to smile. Even those people had a substantial reduction in heart rate compared to those who didn’t smile at all.

So we know that smiling can slow the heart and relax the body. People who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease. Some studies have indicated that people who smile more tend to live longer.

Smiling Helps You Socially

Think of the people you’ve met that you’ve warmed to instantly. Didn’t they have a big ole smile?

  • A beautiful smile is your calling card to the word. It brings a lot of social rewards.
  • A good smile makes you more attractive to people.
  • People are more likely to approach a person who smiles.
  • A great smile can make you appear more confident and self-assured. That could earn you more success in your job.
  • Smiles naturally lift the face and can make you look younger.

Want A Better Smile?

If you’re not happy with your smile, you won’t smile as much. The good news is that there are a lot of options that will give you a smile you’re happy to show off. By smiling more, you’ll feel better and you’ll be more successful socially.

At Marineland Dental Care, we can transform your smile to something you’re proud to show.

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover means something different to each person.

At Marineland Dental Care, we want you to experience a dramatic change. Get rid of stained, missing, or broken teeth, and gain straight and dazzlingly white teeth. We have the skills and technology to make it happen.

Here are just a few of the treatments we offer:

Teeth whitening

Professional whitening can lift deep stains that commercial whitening can’t.

Dental crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that is capped over a prepared tooth. It’s customized to match the shade of your natural teeth as closely as possible. Crowns can improve the appearance of discolored teeth, restore eroded teeth, and fill gaps left by missing teeth.


Veneers can be made of a resin-based composite material or be made of porcelain. The benefit of veneers is that they can correct so many teeth issues, like:

  • Stains
  • Chips
  • Misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Erosion

Applying veneers is noninvasive. We simply remove a thin layer of your tooth’s surface before placement. Then we bond the veneers to your teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post (that acts like a tooth root) that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gumline .This allows the dentist to mount a replacement tooth or bridge into that area.

You might have a single tooth missing in the front of your mouth that has kept you from smiling far too long. Or you may opt for a whole set of implants.

When you come in for an appointment, Dr. Hadley will check out the overall health of your teeth and your bone strength in the jaw. If you’re a good candidate, he’ll go over what to expect.

Implant-supported ed teeth replacement are strong and durable and won’t decay like a regular tooth.

Make An Appointment

We make sure that every procedure we perform is as convenient (and as affordable) as possible. When we meet to talk about your treatment options, our team will also walk you through affordable payment solutions.

Call Marineland Dental at 509-591-0515 for more information or to book an appointment. You may also fill out our patient form.

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