The earlier you invest in your dental health, the better your teeth will be later in life. Not only investing in your smile, but understanding how to take better care of your oral health could save substantial dental costs later in life. When you start putting time, effort, and money into your dental health, you’ll have fewer and less painful dental treatments later in life.
Did you know that a person’s smile is consistently ranked as one of the first things people notice when meeting someone for the first time? That means that there’s a lot of good reasons to invest in oral health!
Our smiles are one of the first characteristics people notice about us; they can lead to a positive or negative first impression. Having a beautiful smile of clean, straight teeth can work wonders for your confidence, but it can also positively impact your teeth and gums’ health.
Dental health affects overall health
Having a good habit of oral hygiene tends to reduce the chances of getting sick and lead to overall good health. Harmful bacteria festering in the mouth is carried to other parts of the body via the bloodstream, leading to diabetes, heart attacks, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Gum diseases are strongly linked to heart diseases, as 91% of the people with heart disease in the US have gum disease. Your mouth is the gateway to your internal body, so keeping your mouth healthy will lead to good overall health.
Brushing, flossing, using a mouthwash, and visiting the dentist regularly will help avoid plaque build-up on your teeth. And if you don’t care for your teeth, plaque on the teeth will create cavities, gum diseases, and bad breath. This may be the main reason given to you by every dentist to take care of your teeth. But what is more, to it is that you will be taking care of your body when your teeth are healthy.
4 reasons to invest in your smile
1. Boost your confidence
Straight teeth can greatly boost your self-confidence. When people aren’t confident in their appearance, it tends to show, preventing people from living their best life. Having straighter, brighter smile is something to be proud of, and one more reason to be confident in your appearance.
A person with bad teeth may be conscious of smiling in front of people or the camera. A job interview, a first date, a class reunion, or a wedding, requires a beautiful smile. When you smile more, you will live a better life, leading to psychological positivity and happiness, with a bright smile, a person’s life is transformed for the best.
2. Makes teeth easier to clean
It makes sense that having straight teeth can make it much easier for you to keep your teeth and gums clean. When your teeth are aligned, you have much more ability to brush away plaque and food remnants that can go on to cause things like tooth decay, gum problems, and bad breath if left in place. Teeth straightening ensures that there no hard-to-reach spots that can trap food and plaque.
Just like unclean and unkempt teeth are a major turn off, bad breath is a major deal-breaker. An excellent first impression comes from a good smile and fresh breath. Taking a mint before the first date or job interview may be a temporary solution, but you need a permanent one for persistent bad breath or halitosis. This is caused by inadequate oral hygiene, unclean dentures, periodontal disease, throat infections, or oral carcinomas, and will only go away with regular dental checkups and healthy oral hygiene practices.
3. Improve your bite
When you have dental problems, it can be painful to eat or chew food. Even when your teeth are not aligned properly, this can also affect the way you eat. Orthodontic treatment allows not only for straight teeth but also the correction of improper bites. When the top and bottom teeth meet each other properly, there will be fewer issues over time, such as undesirable tooth wear or even tooth fracture. A proper bite also allows for improved ability to bite and chew food. Also, when your teeth meet correctly, your smile will naturally be more attractive.
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4. Look younger with a natural, healthy smile
Age-defying beauty treatments and makeup can only go so far for women—and men have even more limited options. One effective way to take years off your appearance is to invest in your smile. Consider scheduling an in-office treatment to lighten your teeth by several shades in less than an hour.
How can Swedish Dental help you?
At Swedish Dental, we specialize in dental implants and aesthetic dentistry and always strive for the best result possible. Our dental professionals offer conventional treatment such as fillings, endodontic treatments and hygienist treatments. Whatever your dental needs, our dental professionals have got you covered. Contact us today!