Why Investing in Your Smile is Worth It
What are some of the things you notice about someone? Their smile is likely high on the list. Do you like your smile? How do others see your smile?
Your smile is unique and beautiful. Do you go around hiding it out of embarrassment? If you do, you’re doing yourself and others a great disservice.
The Benefits of a Great Smile
A great smile makes you look and feel great. It has many psychological and health benefits as well.
Smiling Improves Your Mood and Betters Your Quality of Life
There is great power behind a smile. A smile can help you and others feel better. Smiling also makes you look and feel more confident.
There have been studies indicating that people who smile have a better, more positive view of themselves and others, make healthier living choices and lead overall happier, more satisfied lives. Smiling produces chemicals and hormones that elicit feelings of happiness, calmness, confidence, and satisfaction. Smiling is, therefore associated with happiness and pleasure. When you smile, it is a way you show you’re having fun and enjoying yourself. A smile at a stranger can immediately improve that person’s mood.
If you’ve been hiding your smile because it doesn’t look as great as it should, you’ll have a higher risk of developing a low self-esteem, experience less self-confidence and possibly strained relationships as people around you may mistakenly perceive you as a negative, serious person they can’t have fun being with.
A Great Smile Indicates Better Health
Besides the psychological impacts of a smile, your overall physical health can also be greatly affected by the condition of your smile.
A healthy, beautiful smile is linked to good oral health which is linked to a healthy body.
A white, straight smile is likely to have a lower risk of gum disease and tooth decay. The reduced presence of plaque will decrease the pain, sensitivity and bleeding in the mouth, namely the teeth and gums. The teeth will be whiter as the enamel will be better preserved and the gums will be stronger, providing greater support for the teeth and jaws.
A less-than ideal smile can be caused by the presence of gum disease, tooth decay or other dental ailments that can potentially reduce the look of one’s smile further. If left untreated, gum disease and tooth decay can lead to tooth loss and irreparable bone loss and damage of the jaw.
If you’re not happy with your smile now with crooked, discolored teeth, you’re not going to like having a smile with missing teeth from untreated tooth decay or gum disease.
The health of the mouth and the health of many organs of the body are connected. It is estimated that up to 90 percent of systematic health issues show oral symptoms. The health of your mouth can increase one’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pre-term labor.
There are hundreds of germs in the mouth, and while many of these don’t enter the bloodstream, those with compromised immune systems, can experience possible infections in other organs of the body due to germs in the mouth that get into the bloodstream.
The Importance of Preventative Dentistry
Regular visits to our dental office is the most important thing you can do for your dental health, and in achieving a perfect, natural smile you can’t help but show off. Preventative dental measures such as proper at-home dental hygiene, regular professional teeth cleaning and exams, a healthy diet that limits sugars and carbohydrates, and the avoidance of tobacco products will keep tooth decay and gum disease from ruining your smile and compromising your overall health and well-being.
Park City Dental offers a variety of dental services that help maintain and improve your natural smile that includes everything from regular cleanings and check-ups to Invisalign to all-on-four dentures to full mouth reconstruction.
If you’re not happy with your natural smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment and begin living the full, healthy and satisfying life you’ve been waiting for.