Everyone loves being around a person with a beautiful smile. Having a bright smile is like a sunny day, when the sun is out and shining everyone just seems happier. How would you like the ability to brighten up a room just by flashing your smile? If you take the time to invest in your teeth, this could be you.
1. To remove daily damage
Healthy teeth are beautiful teeth. However, your teeth undergo a ton of daily damage. By taking care of your teeth properly you’ll tend to minimize the amount of damage you do to your smile every single day. Scheduling regular dental cleanings is also part of a healthy dental care routine.
For instance, stains, plaque buildup, and enamel loss occur on a daily basis. If you don’t have a daily tooth care routine you’ll see the health of your mouth begin to deteriorate.
Healthy teeth are free of stains, structural damage and puffy, bleeding gums. Even if your teeth aren’t perfectly white, your smile will be much more beautiful if your mouth is healthy.
2. To improve appearance on special occasions
Sometimes you want your smile to look beautiful for an important event or special occasion. This could be an important job interview, a class reunion, or even a wedding. No matter the event, one thing is for certain, you want to look good and impress everyone around you.
Frankly, you won’t be able to impress anyone if you’re too embarrassed to show your smile.
By having a white smile your confidence will improve and you’ll be able to make a great first impression. We all know that in today’s fast paced world, first impressions mean everything.
3. For improved oral hygiene
Taking the time to invest in your smile will also improve your overall oral hygiene. When you start to care about the look of your smile, you’ll notice a trend to start taking care of other areas of your mouth as well.
For instance, people who value their smile also tend to floss regularly, brush at least twice a day, and schedule regular dentist visits.
When you have good oral hygiene you’re also minimizing your risk of disease. A healthy mouth tends to equal a healthy body.
4. To minimize future dental expenses
By keeping your smile and mouth healthy now, you’ll avoid expensive dental procedures in the future. It’s less expensive to cultivate healthy brushing and flossing habits, and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings. Than to avoid taking care of your teeth and have to undergo more expensive procedures in the future.
Restorative dental work can be expensive. By taking care of your mouth now you can avoid your chances of having to pay the cost of an expensive dental procedure.
5. To keep the rest of your health in check
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. By maintaining your dental health you also keep the rest of your health in check.
For example, bacteria that builds up on your teeth ends up making your gums more prone to infection. Once the infection occurs your body starts to attack the infection, which can lead to inflammation.
Inflammation and the chemicals that are produced tend to be bad for the gums and can lead to gum disease if left untreated. Inflammation is also bad for your entire body.
The mouth also has a direct connection to the rest of your body. Meaning, if your mouth becomes inflamed this can lead to problems throughout the rest of your body. For instance, inflammation that begins in the mouth can actually weaken your body’s ability to process sugars, which can lead to a host of other health problems.
One of the biggest factors between oral and body health is the link between gum disease and heart disease. Although, this connection is still being fully explored, it is clear that over 91% of people who have heart disease also have gum disease. Doctors believe the link is that inflammation of the gums leads to inflammation of your blood vessels, which then increases your risk of heart disease.
Protect your body by investing in your dental health.
6. To save time
It seems that everything in our lives is done to save us time or make us more productive. However, most people don’t think that taking care of your teeth now can actually save you time in the future.
However, have you ever had a dental emergency? Or how about an extensive dental procedure that left you unable to work the rest of the week?
By scheduling regular dental check-ups your dentist will be able to spot minor issues before they become large-scale problems. These regular visits will be fast and easy if you take the time to regularly take care of your dental health.
7. To make the most out of your dental benefits
If you’re a person lucky enough to have dental insurance you’ll need to take advantage of the cleanings that are covered in your policy. By taking advantage of your benefits now you’ll be able to avoid costly dental treatments and procedures in the long term.
Regular dental visits will also keep you on track with your own dental health routines. Another added benefit of regular dental visits is minimizing the fear that’s often felt around going to the dentist. The more often you go to the dentist, the more comfortable you’ll feel.
8. Bad breath prevention
Face it, bad breath can be a huge turn off and even a deal breaker for a first date or a job interview. If you want to make sure you leave the best first impression you’ll want to make sure your breath is fresh. Fresh breath goes way beyond a simple breath mint.
Persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, has oral causes. For instance, it can be caused by: poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, a coating on the surface of the tongue, unclean dentures, food stuck between teeth, throat infections or oral carcinomas.
Having good oral hygiene can greatly minimize your chances of any of these conditions, and prevent bad breath that may result.
The best way to prevent bad breath is to have regular dental checkups and have a healthy oral hygiene routine that involves brushing and flossing.
9. To prevent gum disease
Gum disease or periodontal disease is a very serious issue. It is a bacterial infection that is caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is the sticky, colorless bacteria that adheres to your teeth.
Even with the best tooth care routine plaque still builds up. That’s why regular dental visits also need to be part of your mouth care equation.
Once plaque builds up and hardens it then becomes tartar, which can be very hard to remove. The bacteria within plaque can cause a whole host of issues, and can lead to gum irritation, inflammation and gingivitis.
Having gum disease can also lead to other health problems as well, such as, heart disease.
10. To boost your confidence and self-esteem
Yellow teeth, bad breath, and bad oral health can greatly detract from your smile. Having a beautiful smile you’re proud of can greatly influence your confidence and self-esteem. If you’ve gone from a poor smile to a great smile, then I’m sure you’re aware of the dramatic shift it can bring to your confidence levels. When you’re healthy your happiness levels naturally improve. When you’re healthy you feel more confident, attractive and ready to take on the world. A beautiful smile can help contribute to a more positive self-image.
If you’re looking for a new job, a better relationship, or a better social circle you’ll need to have an attractive, healthy smile. If your teeth need improvement or dental work, it’s a great investment to make sooner rather than later. The longer you wait the more potential problems that could arise. After all, your confidence has a huge impact on your first impressions, the last thing you want is for people to get the wrong idea because you’re afraid to smile.